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Municipal Affairs Minister Leaving Ontario Cabinet

He’s the second cabinet minister to leave Queen’s Park for a shot at being mayor.

But Jim Watson won’t be following directly in George Smitherman’s steps.

Instead, the Municipal Affairs Minister has resigned to run for the mayor of Ottawa. Watson previously held the position from 1997-2000.

Premier Dalton McGuinty is expected to announce who will be filling in for both ministers by the end of the month.