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Tories alerted in the morning that Hudak wouldn't be there
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As MPPs were called out one by one before they took a mass oath of office at Queen's Park, one name was strangely absent: Tim Hudak.

While the now-former Progressive Conservative leader resigned from that post, he vowed to stay on as MPP for Niagara West - Glanbrook.

PC MPP Gila Martow also wasn't at the legislature. The timing of the recount in her riding of Thornhill forced the party to submit her name too late for her to take part in for the swearing in ceremony.

Party members were notified in the morning that Hudak wouldn't show up according to PC MPP Lisa MacLeod.

She says she doesn't know the reason why he wasn't there. But she says given the election results the party is giving him some space.

PC MPP Monte McNaughton believes there will be a transition for Hudak to come back.

Lt-Gov David Onley read the Oath of Office for the majority of MPPs today. Astronaut Chris Hadfield was also on hand to lead MPPs as they sang O Canada.

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As MPPs were called out one by one before they took a mass oath of office at Queen's Park, one name was strangely absent: Tim Hudak.

While the now-former Progressive Conservative leader resigned from that post, he vowed to stay on as MPP for Niagara West - Glanbrook.

PC MPP Gila Martow also wasn't at the legislature. The timing of the recount in her riding of Thornhill forced the party to submit her name too late for her to take part in for the swearing in ceremony.

Party members were notified in the morning that Hudak wouldn't show up according to PC MPP Lisa MacLeod.

She says she doesn't know the reason why he wasn't there. But she says given the election results the party is giving him some space.

PC MPP Monte McNaughton believes there will be a transition for Hudak to come back.

Lt-Gov David Onley read the Oath of Office for the majority of MPPs today. Astronaut Chris Hadfield was also on hand to lead MPPs as they sang O Canada.

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