The people attending the Ontario Liberal leadership convention in Toronto this weekend seem clear about one thing — it is the start of the race, not the finish.
Whoever leaves the former Maple Leaf Gardens as Liberal leader and Ontario premier will return to a Queen’s Park where Progressive Conservative Party Leader Tim Hudak has had free reign, storming along a campaign trail making a series of significant announcements, including changes to education and welfare.
The Ontario NDP has been less vocal but no less critical since legislature was prorogued in October. In short, this weekend’s winner will jump out of the frying pan and into the fire.
Sandra Pupatello is aware of this. The former Liberal MPP who, with MPP Kathleen Wynne, stands a shoulder above the field, addressed the issue on Friday, telling reporters that she is ready to take on the Conservative opposition leader.
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