Liberal MPP resigns triggering Ontario by-election - 2019-07-31
Liberal MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers resigned from the Ontario Legislature Wednesday, less than three years after first being elected, as she prepares to take over as president of Toronto's Massey College.
Des Rosier says she is stepping down as the MPP for Ottawa-Vanier "effective immediately"—a move that now leaves the Liberal party with just six seats in the legislature.
"It is with a heavy heart that I resign my seat," the Harvard Law graduate said in a statement. "This decision was never an easy one to take and has weighed on me throughout the summer."