Ministers Seeking Leadership Must Step Down From Cabinet: Sources
They met for two hours at Queen's Park. Potential leadership hopefuls and current cabinet ministers, just one day after Premier Dalton McGuinty announced he will step down.
Liberal sources tell Newstalk 1010 the Premier gave his instructions during the meeting, telling ministers they will have to step down from their cabinet positions if they choose to run for the Liberal leadership. McGuinty is said to have underlined it would be to allow the government to push forward its agenda.
When ministers went into the meeting they were questioned on if they would run, many giving vague answers. Many, such as Health Minister Deb Matthews and Energy Minister Chris Bentley say they are reflecting on what the premier said during his announcement, underlining it is still a shock.
Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Dwight Duncan revealed he is considering a run for it but he wouldn't commit just yet. The lone adamant no, came from Environment Minister Jim Bradley.