Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan To Retire, Report

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Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan says he will be stepping down from his post — and resigning his seat —next week, according to published reports.

 

 
Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan says he will be stepping down from his post — and resigning his seat —next week, according to published reports.
 
Duncan told the Windsor Star that he is leaving the provincial cabinet on Monday and will resign his Windsor-Tecumseh seat two days later.
 
But the 54-year-old may not be finished with politics just yet.
 
"I've left the door open to a federal run down the road," Duncan is quoted as saying. "I don't know that I will ever go through the door, but the door is open,"
 
Ducan made it clear after Dalton McGuinty announced he was stepping down as Liberal leader that he would follow McGinty's cue and leave provincial politics.
 
Duncan has been an MPP since 1995 and has won five straight elections.
 
The decision means incoming Premier Kathleen Wynne will be faced with at least one byelection — though some analysts believe more Liberals will resign in the next few weeks.
 
Duncan said he would not comment on what he will do in the future until after he has officially resigned.