02/15/2013 04:53 EST | Updated 04/17/2013 05:12 EDT

John Duncan Resigns, Twitter Goes Nuts On Cause And Timing


John Duncan resigned as Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development on Friday and Twitter, predictably, went nuts.

Many users were quick to point out that the resignation came late in the afternoon immediately preceding a long weekend. Others wondered if Duncan's explanation that he improperly advocated to a tax court on behalf of a constituent is cover for a dismissal over his handling of the Idle No More movement and recent First Nations unrest.

James Moore, one of the Tory ministers thought to be a possible successor to Stephen Harper, will be taking over on an acting basis.

Earlier this week, John Ivison of the National Post speculated that Moore might very well end up running Aboriginal Affairs after the next cabinet shuffle.Twitter also had a lot to say about what the new role might mean for Moore's future.

You can read some of the most interesting tweets in the slideshow below.

With files from The Canadian Press

Twitter On John Duncan's Resignation