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July 13, 2007 permalink
Ontario is about to lose its Minister of Children and Youth Services. Mary Anne Chambers has decided not to be a candidate in the provincial election this October. Her predecessor, Marie Bountrogianni, is also quitting politics.
Among the comments to the Globe and Mail:
Ontario Liberals lose cabinet minister Chambers
TORONTO — The Liberals are losing another female cabinet minister this fall.
Toronto-area politician Mary Anne Chambers says she is not running again in the October election.
The minister of children and youth services says she is not seeking re-election for unspecified health reasons.
Ms. Chambers says it was a difficult decision to make but she is proud of her accomplishments since her election in 2003.
Premier Dalton McGuinty says Ms. Chambers worked tirelessly and with great passion for the province's most vulnerable residents.
Ms. Chambers is the latest Liberal woman leaving politics — Hamilton cabinet minister Marie Bountrogianni and backbencher Jennifer Mossop both announced they won't be seeking re-election in October either.
Source: Globe and Mail