Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz is resigning his post.
In an announcement on Thursday, the 40-year-old two-term Liberal premier said he will step down once his party picks a new leader in the next few months.
"I am proud of our government’s accomplishments in the objectives I set out when first taking office: Building a stronger education system, improving access to health care and helping more young Islanders attend university or college," he said in a statement.
"While there is more work to be done, Prince Edward Island is in a very good position. Renewal is an important part of a healthy democracy and I know our team will continue to build on the progress achieved."
The Guardian newspaper editor Wayne Thibodeau told CTV News that the announcement came as a surprise to everyone.
"We started off today like any ordinary day. It was supposed to be the first Question Period of the Fall session, Thibodeau told the news network.
"Just over the lunch hour we received aRead More »from P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz announces his resignation