It looks like Premier Kathleen Wynne is losing another cabinet minister, one who is set to challenge Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell in the upcoming municipal election.
Newstalk 1010 has learned Linda Jeffrey, the Municipal Affairs Minister will announce on Tuesday that she is resigning as the MPP for Brampton-Springdale and will file nomination papers to run for Mayor of Brampton against incumbent Susan Fennell.
Sources confirmed the information to Newstalk 1010's Queen's Park Bureau Chief Katie Franzios overnight.
Jeffrey is an ally of Premier Wynne's and has been an MPP since 2003. Before then, she did serve on Brampton city council.
Jeffrey will be the seventh Liberal MPP to resign since 2011.
The only other so-called serious candidate in the race is Peel Regional Councillor John Sanderson.
The city's current mayor, Susan Fennell, has been highly criticized for her spending record. She has had to defend herself against accusations of charging taxpayers for flight upgrades, a car, personal driver and language classes.