Elliot becomes latest in string of PC MPPs announcing retirement

Photo from Christine Elliott Facebook Page

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot is once again calling it a day from politics after coming back in 2018 in the riding of Newmarket-Aurora.

In a statement Elliot said that after 16 years in public life its time to hang her hat up and move on, "After considerable reflection and discussion with my family, it is with deep gratitude for my 16 years in public life that I recently shared with Premier Ford I will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming provincial contest in June. "

Elliot says that she is staying on as Minister of Health until the next election though, "Between now and this spring, Premier Ford has asked me to continue to support our government as Minister of Health and I have agreed without hesitation."

Elliot was first elected in 2006 after her late husband, Jim Flaherty, jumped from Ontario Politics to Federal Politics.