04/28/2014 06:05 EDT | Updated 06/28/2014 05:59 EDT

York University taps former Liberal MPP Sorbara for chancellor post

TORONTO - Former Ontario Liberal heavyweight Greg Sorbara will be the new chancellor at Toronto's York University.

The school says he will begin his three-year term this June.

Sorbara quit as MPP for the Toronto-area riding of Vaughan in 2012 after earlier serving as former premier Dalton McGuinty's finance minister.

He was first elected in 1985, quit politics after a decade but returned in 1999 as president of the Ontario Liberal Party, and was elected in a 2001 byelection.

The school says Sorbara did his undergraduate degree at York, earned a law degree there and received an honorary doctor of laws degree last year.

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