Provincial byelection to be called in coming months in Toronto after MPP resigns his seat at Queen’s Park

TORONTO — Liberal backbencher Bas Balkissoon is resigning his Scarborough-Rouge River seat in the Ontario legislature effective immediately.

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s office announced Balkissoon’s decision, but gave no reason for the resignation.

Wynne’s office says it will have no further comment other than to thank him for his public service.

Balkissoon was first elected to the legislature in 2005 and served as parliamentary assistant to several ministers, but was never promoted to...

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