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Ontario’s long-term care minister leaves Queen’s Park

Ontario’s Minister responsible for Long-Term Care, Rod Phillips, announced Friday that he is stepping down as an MLA and Minister. He won’t run again in 2022 either..

“I have always considered public service a privilege and it has been an honor to serve as MPP for Ajax and in three ministerial portfolios. That said, my professional life has been spent in the business world and I can’t wait to return to the private sector, “said on Twitter, the one who also held the position of Minister of Finance and that of the Environment.

In December 2020, he came under fire after it was discovered he and his wife had gone on vacation to the island of St. Barthelemy as health officials urged Ontarians to avoid non-essential travel amid the rapid spread of COVID-19