Tim Hudak has said goodbye to the Ontario Legislature.
The former Conservative leader has given his final speech as the M-P-P for Niagara-West/Glanbrook as he leaves politics for a job with the Ontario Real Estate Association.
Hudak says the last 21 years have been a privilege and an awesome responsibility.
He joked during his farewell speech that he’s been a lot of different things to a lot of different people, from the kid to the leader, “robot”, “frat boy” and “Bay Street stooge”.
He added that he would be proud to see his two daughters in the legislature one day, adding that since he and his wife are right leaning, his kids will no doubt be “plaid-wearing, Chuck Taylor-sporting New Democrats some day.”
Hudak led the Conservatives for five years but resigned after the party’s loss in the 2014 provincial election.
There are currently four people seeking to replace him as the Tory candidate in Niagara West/Glanbrook.