May 10, 2023

By Jane Brown

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It seems Bonnie Crombie is now strongly considering a bid to become the next Ontario Liberal leader.

Mississauga’s mayor attended the Liberal National Convention in Ottawa over the weekend, prompting many to wonder whether she was gauging support for the provincial Liberal race.

Various media reports now quote unnamed sources as saying Crombie is giving “very strong consideration” to entering the contest.

Back in March it was reported she was being encouraged to run by some in the Liberal party but at the time said she was focused on being Mississauga’s mayor, a job she loves.

Beaches-East York Liberal MP Nate Erskine-Smith is the first to declare his candidacy for Ontario’s next Liberal leader, comparing the situation at Queen’s Park to where the Liberals were federally before he was elected in 2015.

“We have a Liberal party in third place in desperate need of generational and serious renewal. We have a conservative government is not as ideological perhaps, but is certainly transactional and puts politics before good policy,” Erskine-Smith explained.

Erskine-Smith joins Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer with more of his views on Wednesday at about 12:30pm.

Candidates have until September 5th to register. The new Ontario Liberal leader will be announced December 2nd.

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