Ontario housing minister Jim Watson resigned earlier today so that he can seek election at Mayor of Ottawa in the fall elections, and former housing minister John Gerretsen has been temporarily moved back into the Ontario government’s senior housing post. Over the past six months, Minister Watson presided over a province-wide consultation to create a comprehensive new housing plan for Ontario. He had promised that the new plan would be unveiled by late spring (June of 2010). Minister Gerretsen, who held the housing post before Minister Watson, has been appointed on an “interim basis” by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. There are many rumours flying around Queen’s Park – the site of the Ontario Legislature – that a cabinet shuffle could come in a short time.