Ontario: Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie preparing to run for the leadership of Ontario’s Liberal Party.
Crombie has also set up an exploratory committee to prove her candidacy for the leadership position. Crombie, 63, was elected mayor of Mississauga in 2014 after the late Hazel McCallian, a longtime mayor, retired.
After this, she has been re-elected mayor twice in 2018 and 2022. From 2008 to 2011, Crombie was also a member of parliament for the Liberal Party.
Last year, then-Liberal leader Steven Del Duca resigned from his post after showing poor performance in the election. Ontario’s Liberals will hold elections to fill this position and they will announce their new leader on December 2.
The party has also said that the date for formal registration of candidates will also be announced by them soon, but the deadline of September 5 has been set and candidates will have to pay $ 100,000 as entry fee, of which $ 25,000 will be refundable.
Party members will be able to cast their votes on November 25 and November 26 and the results will be announced over the weekend. So far, only one other candidate in the fray for the post is Toronto MP Nate Erskine-Smith.
Federal MP and former provincial cabinet minister Yasir Naqvi and Liberal MPPs Ted Hsu and Adil Shamji are also weighing their weight for the provincial party leadership.