UPDATE: More Ontario Liberals to Vie for Party Leadership
Add a couple new names to the Liberal leadership candidate list and strike one potential candidate off.
A few prominent Liberals have spoken out by speech, news release and their friends via Twitter.
In a speech Wednesday morning, Health Minister Deb Matthews announced she decided she won't be going after the party's leadership, underlining there are a lot of healthcare initiatives she wants to see through.
Matthews tells Newstalk 1010 she wanted to stay where she could make a difference, underlining she thinks there shoudn't be a change o leadership when it comes to health right now.
Sandra Pupatello, a former Education and Economic Development Minister, is holding an event on Thursday in Toronto. Her good Friend Finance Minister Dwight Duncan tweeted last night " It will be fun watching Hudak concede to Sandra and Harper concede to Justin at the next general elections. " He was referring to Pupatello going up against PC leader Tim Hudak and Prime Minister Stephen Harper facing off against federal Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau.
Meantime, Charles Sousa's team sent out a release about an event on Saturday, referring to him only as MPP not Citizen and Immigration Minister. The Premier has asked all Ministers to step down from cabinet if they want to run for the party's leadership.
Up until now, Don Valley West MPP Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Centre MPP Glen Murray were the only ones who have announced they will be running.
Matthews wouldn't say which candidate she's supporting yet.
The convention to pick Dalton McGuinty's replacement takes place at the end of January, with the last date to register in the race being November 23rd.