How did the Liberals end up getting a new MP?
The Liberals finally have a new candidate in the provincial election.
That candidate, who is a veteran politician from Toronto’s west end, was on hand for the announcement and had been expected to take the stage with a news conference later.
But when the Liberals announced he would not be able to run, his press secretary issued a statement saying he was disappointed and that he had chosen to run because he “felt strongly about this issue.”
But the Liberals said he did not take the opportunity to make any other announcements.
They have now chosen another veteran MP, who had not been in the race.
The Liberals have also chosen a new leader, who has been in Parliament for a long time, and who will be on the ballot for the first time.
But this time, they chose Justin Trudeau, the Liberals’ leader.
The announcement was not announced at the press conference, but Trudeau did take the podium shortly after it was announced, in a news release issued by the party.
Trudeau said that he would be campaigning across Ontario and will also make a major speech at the University of Ottawa on Wednesday.
The new leader will be the first of his kind in Ontario history, with the party announcing this week that it will put its newly-formed executive committee to work in a bid to fill vacant leadership roles.
The party also said that it would introduce legislation on Wednesday to extend the deadline for members of the executive to declare whether they wish to run for office.
The executive will meet for the third time in less than a month.
Trudeau and his team said the process was a success and they are looking forward to working with them as they begin the next phase of the campaign.
But many of those who were in the room Wednesday were disappointed in what they saw, said former MP Rob Oliphant, who resigned in May after only four months in the job.
“We didn’t get much out of the day, except that we had a new premier and a new party leader, but we got nothing out of it,” he said.
Oliphants, who served as an MP in the Liberals caucus for nearly four decades and has been a vocal critic of the party, said the party should have been much more open about how it was going to select its candidate and that it did not seem to be holding itself to account for what it did in the selection process.
The news conference, he said, was “nothing short of a circus.”
“The party should’ve put a greater emphasis on how it wants to govern, and how it will be governed, and the process that the party is going to be following,” he added.
“There were no clear rules on how the candidates were going to operate.
There were no timelines or anything.”
The party did not say how many candidates were on the list.
The only one who has formally announced his candidacy is Olivia Chow, who made her decision Thursday afternoon.
But she is not a member of the cabinet and is not in the party’s leadership race.
Chow, a member since the 1970s, is the only candidate to formally announce her candidacy.
She announced her decision to run on Facebook, saying she wanted to “make sure the people of Ontario know that I will not be silenced or bullied.”
Chow, the only woman to have served in the Ontario legislature, is also a longtime leader of the Progressive Conservatives.
Her campaign has received support from former PC leader Tim Hudak, who endorsed her at a news event on Wednesday night.
Hudak said in a statement that he hopes that the new leader of his party “will unite our party in the fight against austerity, inequality, and climate change, and that the Liberals will work with them to take our country in the right direction.”
“I am excited to join with Olivia Chow in the campaign for leader of Ontario’s Liberal Party,” Hudak wrote.
“She has shown herself to be a strong leader, and I look forward to being a part of her team.”
Ontario has the highest number of registered party members of any province, according to a recent survey by the University Of Toronto’s Institute of Public Policy.
Many of the Liberals who are running in the next election have been in politics for decades, and Chow, Oliphantic and former Liberal cabinet minister Peter Penashue are all veterans of the organization.