MPP Kathleen Wynne steps down from cabinet for leadership bid

Ontario Liberal MPP Kathleen Wynne has stepped down from her cabinet position, paving the way for her run at leadership of the party after Premier Dalton McGuinty stepped down two weeks ago.

Wynne’s announcement that she will leave her post as minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and minister of Aboriginal Affairs comes a day after the first reports that she is going to make a run for leadership.

McGuinty has said that any cabinet minister who want to run for leadership will have to leave their cabinet post.

CBC News reports that Wynne will officially make her announcement in Toronto on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Party members will choose their new leader during a convention in Toronto on Jan. 25-27.