Nov 02, 2018
By Michael Kramer
Some shocking news from Queen’s Park…
The office of Ontario premier Doug Ford says Jim Wilson has resigned his cabinet post -to “seek treatment for addiction issues.”
A Ford spokesman says Wilson’s resignation as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade is effective immediately.
Wilson has also quit caucus.
Government House Leader Todd Smith will take over the portfolio in the interim.
Wilson is 55. He represents the riding of Simcoe-Grey on Georgian Bay.
He was first elected in 1990. When the Progressive Conservatives swept to office in 1995, Wilson was appointed Minister of Health – and later became the Energy, Science and Technology Minister.