Braley quits Senate post, no reason given

Ontario’s David Braley has resigned from the Senate, three years before he would have been required to do so. A written statement from his office says the Hamilton businessman and philanthropist resigned effective Nov. 30.

OTTAWA — Ontario’s David Braley has resigned from the Senate, three years before he would have been required to do so.

A written statement from his office says the Hamilton businessman and philanthropist resigned effective Nov. 30.

No reason was given for his departure and his office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

But in an interview with the Hamilton Spectator, the 72-year-old said he wants to spend more time with his family while he’s still healthy.

“I guess my wife wants to spend a little more time in Florida and I had cataract surgery last week,” Braley said. “I’m 72 and a half and healthy. I want to stay that way.”

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