Health Minister Deb Matthews says she is not seeking the Ontario Liberal leadership.
Matthews made the formal announcement at the Ontario Hospital Association HealthAchieve this morning, ending weeks of speculation.
Noting how rare it was for a health minister to be addressing her fourth OHA HealthAchieve, Matthews said she wanted to remain on as Health Minister.
Many believed that the entrance of Kathleen Wynne into the leadership contest meant that Deb Matthews would stay out.
She told the half-filled hall that the next step in “Matthews hierarchy of health care needs” is to work on transitions of care so that nobody falls between the cracks.