Ontario MPP Cheri DiNovo is dropping out of the federal NDP leadership race due to health concerns.
DiNovo has suffered two minor strokes in the past few weeks, and had discussed this decision with hospital staff and her family.
DiNovo declared herself an “unofficial candidate” for the leadership at the beginning of June. Her goal was to run a grassroots campaign, rejecting the party’s registration fee of $30,000.
DiNovo thanked her campaign staff and family for their support until now, adding that they “have been amazing through this experience.”
She says she plans on focusing on her health and returning to Queen’s Park in the fall.