MPP Amanda Simard leaving PCs, will sit as independent - 2018-11-29

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F182.png MPP Amanda Simard leaving PCs, will sit as independent November 29, 2018, CBC News

Eastern Ontario MPP Amanda Simard is leaving the Progressive Conservative caucus and will sit as an independent.

The representative for ​Glengarry–Prescott–Russell, which includes the eastern fringe of Ottawa and communities east of the city, gave no reason in her Thursday letter to the speaker's office.

Simard declined to comment to Radio-Canada Thursday morning after the news broke.

However, she's been vocally opposed to her party's francophone policies over the last week and openly mused about her future with the PCs. She voted with the NDP Wednesday on a motion condemning the funding cuts.

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