Bas Balkissoon

TT-born Canadian legislator resigns suddenly without explanation

Trinidad and Tobago-born veteran Liberal MPP Bas Balkissoon has suddenly resigned his seat in the Ontario, Canada legislature, without explanation, according to a report carried in The Star newspaper.

The newspaper says the announcement came from Premier Kathleen Wynne.

“Today, Bas Balkissoon advised me of his resignation and that he is stepping down as the MPP for Scarborough-Rouge River, effective immediately,” Wynne said in a statement that shed no light on the unexpected departure.