Ontario’s health minister resigns

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Ontario’s Health Minister Eric Hoskins joins the list of ministers who announced he is resigning his post and won’t be running in the June provincial election.

“In leaving Queen’s Park, I am determined to continue building better healthcare for all Canadians,” said Hoskins in a statement. “That path and journey will become clearer in the days ahead.”

Two sources close to the announcement tell CBC News that Hoskins is resigning to become the head of a federal commission to investigate options for a national Pharmacare program.

Hoskins is a doctor and an officer of the Order of Canada. He was first elected an MPP in 2009 in the Toronto riding of St. Paul’s. He ran for the Ontario Liberal Party leadership in 2013. Premier Kathleen Wynne appointed him economic development minister in her first cabinet, then made him her health minister after the 2014 election. – CINEWS

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