10/15/2012 06:37 EDT | Updated 12/15/2012 05:12 EST

Dalton McGuinty Quits: Twitter Reacts To Ontario Premier's Resignation


Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has quit his job unexpectedly.

McGuinty made the announcement he is stepping down at an emergency caucus meeting at Queen's Park in Toronto on Monday night. The province's Liberal government is currently embroiled in a scandal over the cancellation of two power plants.

Twitter users were quick to express surprise at the announcement, with many speculating the McGuinty will now join the federal Liberal leadership race. Check out some of the most interesting tweets in the slideshow below.