A change in leadership is underway for an Ontario political party with the North its main focus.
Trevor Holliday's announced he is stepping down as leader of the Northern Ontario Party to ensure it continues to "adjust and adapt" and has a leader "that can communicate with the supporters, members, media, and most importantly Northerners in more than just English", noting party members recently voted the party should be both English and French.
He's headed the party since it was officially registered in August 2016, leading a slate of ten candidates in last June's election.
Holliday will remain with the party as Director, advisor, and interim vice president, while current Deputy Leader and Executive Vice President Shawn Poirier has been named Interim Party Leader until a leadership vote's held.
Poirier ran in Timiskaming-Cochrane last June, and is noted to be fluent in both English and French.