By Jim Coyle
On Oct. 15, 2012, Ontario’s 24th premier, Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr., stunned political friends and foes alike with the announcement he was resigning. Mired in accumulating scandal within the government and bogged down in labour strife with teachers, he abruptly decided it was time to return to life with his family. After 22 years as a politician, 16 as party leader and almost a decade as premier, what will be McGuinty’s legacy? Toronto Star feature writer Jim Coyle looks back at the man he calls an "accidental premier, a man seemingly without natural attributes for politics, but the squeaky-clean owner of an otherworldly self-discipline." In Quiet Evolution, Coyle chronicles one of the most unlikely success stories in Ontario’s political history.

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