Ontario: A second candidate has also stepped into the electoral fray to become the next leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Ted Hsu, MPP from Kingston and the Islands, formally registered his name as a leadership candidate on May 20, according to Elections Ontario.

Although Hsu has not yet publicly announced his candidacy, he tweeted on Wednesday that he would make a special announcement on Sunday. “After spending five years under the Doug Ford government, it’s time for a new beginning in Ontario,” he said in a media release.

“We need a new beginning to deal with healthcare, housing and cost of living. At the same time, we also need to invest in the economy of the 21st century so that we can protect our surroundings and the environment.”

Prior to Hsu, only Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MP from Beachies East York, has registered the name as a candidate for the post.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie also hinted at taking part in the race earlier this week. For this, an exploratory committee has also been set up by them.

Federal MP and former provincial cabinet minister Yasir Naqvi, MPP Stephanie Bowman from Don Valley West and MPP Adil Shamji from Don Valley East are also lobbying for the post.

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