According to a Lakehead University Political Science Professor, news of the Deputy Premier and Treasury Board President not seeking re-election are huge losses for Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Deb Matthews and Liz Sandals have added their names to the list of Cabinet ministers not running again.
Laure Paquette says the main reason is they may see trouble on the horizon.
Paquette calls the two valuable members of the Liberal team.
However, Paquette isn't putting much confidence in the opposition, noting Wynne may still find a way to win next years election.
She is predicting a Liberal minority or a small majority government.
Paquette believes there will be a very low voter turnout in the next election, with plenty of voter cynicism.