Hamilton may be losing its voice in the provincial cabinet.
Ancaster-Flamborough-Dundas-Westdale M-P-P Ted McMeekin says he will resign his cabinet post to help the premier achieve gender parity.
McMeekin, who is Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing made the announcement in a Facebook post today.
He adds that he will continue to serve as minister until Premier Kathleen Wynne names a replacement.
Speculation about a pending cabinet shuffle is rampant at the Ontario legislature, and Wynne has said that in a “hypothetical” one, she would like to have an equal number of men and women in her cabinet.
McMeekin says that he thought of his three daughters and his wife and has often dreamed of a day when the question of gender parity wouldn’t even arise.
McMeekin adds that sometimes the best way for a man to advance the equality of women may be to step back and make room at the table.