Former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak will resign his seat in the legislature on September 16.
He’s slated to become the CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association.
Hudak, who was first elected in 1995 at the age of 27, says after 21 years in provincial politics it’s time to make a change.
Hudak had served in the cabinet of Mike Harris and was elected PC leader in 2009, but failed to defeat the Liberal government in the 2011 and 2014 elections.
Hudak came under widespread criticism even from many Conservatives in 2014 when he promised to fire 100,000 public sector workers if the Tories got elected, an issue many blamed for their defeat.