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NDM Minister Rick Bartolucci to retire

Thursday, February 07, 2013   by: Kate AdamsMinister of Northern Development and Mines, Rick Bartolucci, announced today he is calling it a day in provincial politics. The announcement of his retirement came today as he resigned from cabinet.


Bartolucci will stay on as MPP in his home riding in Sudbury until the end of the current term but will not seek re-election.


He has had a long political career that began as a Sudbury alderman and regional councillor from 1979 to 1982 and again from 1985 to 1991, then he was elected MPP for Sudbury in the Ontario legislature in the 1995 by defeating New Democratic Party incumbent Sharon Murdock. He has held the title of cabinet minister for three posts in the McGuinty Government since the Liberals came to power in 2003.


Meanwhile, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli issued the following statement on today’s announcement from Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci:


"I want to congratulate Minister Bartolucci on his retirement from cabinet. I look forward to meeting with the new Minister of Northern Development and Mines at the earliest opportunity to discuss the future of Ontario Northland and other issues vital to Nipissing and Northern Ontario."

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buttons 2/7/2013 7:31:50 PM Report

nice response Vic...understated but understood!
whaaazz up 2/8/2013 10:47:45 AM Report

What a crock of you know what. He said he
called Wynne and told her to leave him out
of cabinet as he was retiring.
The truth is ,as he backed the wrong
candidate in the leadership convention
he knew he was going to be left out of
cabinet and his " Big fat Ego " couldn't
take the heat. Good riddance to this
" Raper of the North "
Now if we can get rid of the rest of
"The Dalton Gang " and get on with saving
the North and the rest of the Province
we will be better off.
yabadaba 2/8/2013 12:04:28 PM Report

Bart says it was a family decision, and I believe him. The Liberal family that is, they told him to move along.

He bet on the wrong horse and lost.

Minister very very very, will not be missed.
laceyjdog 2/8/2013 1:12:26 PM Report

Dalton McGuinty, Dwight Duncan, Rick Bartolucci, Chris Bentley all gone. Next to get the axe? Maybe Deb Matthews??
whaaazz up 2/9/2013 8:29:58 AM Report

We Can Only HOPE & PRAY
IGuard 2/9/2013 11:59:09 AM Report

Well Mr. Bartlucci did a good job of listening aaand working for his constituents. Lol
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