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Hudak to step down as Ontario PC Leader July 2

Tim Hudak will officially step down as leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives on July 2, The Canadian Press reports.

Hudak sent a letter to Tory caucus members Wednesday announcing he would step down the day the legislature returns.

After he lost the election last Thursday and Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals won a majority government, Hudak announced he would not lead the Conservatives into the next election, but would remain the MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook.

The PCs lost nine seats in the June 12 election and, according to The Canadian Press, some in the party wanted Hudak out immediately, while others would have had him stay on for another year.

Also, some Tory MPPs said they didn’t know about Hudak’s plan to cut 100,000 public sector jobs if elected premier.