Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty resigns, prorogues legislature 1. The Legislature has been prorogued. 2. Dalton McGuinty is resigning as premier and party leader macleans.ca October 15, 2012 Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 13 [View the story “Ontario Premier McGuinty resigns, prorogues legislature” on Storify] Ontario Premier McGuinty resigns, prorogues legislature At an emergency caucus meeting on Monday evening, the Premier of Ontario made two surprise announcements in this order: 1. The Legislature has been prorogued. 2. He is resigning as premier and party leader. Reporters and politicians were caught off guard by the announcements: Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Mon, Oct 15 2012 15:55:06 A buzz in the gov’t caucus room in anticipation of remarks from @Dalton_McGuinty at 6:15 #sl http://pic.twitter.com/beqaNj40Steven D’Souza McGuinty’s stepping down, I bet you anything. #throwinthechipsAmy Zhou RT @CPnewsboy: Liberal caucus and media await @Dalton_McGuinty and his surprise announcement? #onpoli http://pic.twitter.com/NyOzcgkXMax B. Rubin Seats reserved — allegedly for @Dalton_McGuinty family members — at Liberal caucus. #onpoli http://pic.twitter.com/mtMWRt4E Robert Benzie .@Dalton_McGuinty with wife Terri. #onpoli http://pic.twitter.com/q70Ig6nd Robert Benzie Online speculation is dalton Mcguinty will stand down. No official word yet #tbayJeff Labine And finally @Dalton_McGuinty arrives at his caucus mtg. #onpoli http://pic.twitter.com/hKH4vcSlRob Ferguson Standing ovation for @Dalton_McGuinty as he enters caucus room with his wife #sl http://pic.twitter.com/d70GLcooSteven D’Souza McGuinty starts talking about his history with party….the suspense continues #sl http://pic.twitter.com/dewrEnc9Steven D’Souza .@Dalton_McGuinty says it’s time "to talk about the next step we need to take together." #onpoli #voteon http://pic.twitter.com/b6MPPfIi Robert Benzie "We’ve always gotten the big things right" McGuinty addressing emergency caucus meeting #onpoli http://pic.twitter.com/RJEcCvouAshley Csanady This is the most boring ‘breaking news’ that I’ve even seen. Say something McGuinty!Erik R. Adler Premier McGuinty prorogues the house in Ontario.Mike Villeneuve And then … the news: Premier Dalton McGuinty resignsToronto Star Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has just announced his resignationMaclean’s Magazine Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty resigns . McGuinty says he has asked Lt.-Gov. to prorogue legislature.CBC News Alerts Oh snap! Ontario’s premier Dalton McGuinty has resigned.Izabela Dalton McGuinty, oh man.Michael Desjardins McGuinty will speak to reporters at 8:30 p.m. Keep watch on our site for continuining coverage of this story. Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: Dalton McGuinty Maclean's Politics Advertisement About this author macleans.ca Macleans.ca administrator Other articles Maclean's on the Hill: On drugs, deficits and doctor-assisted death What's the minimum IQ of a genius? Take our Maclean's Quiz challenge! + 14 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous Week in Pictures Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.