Hoskins To Stay In Race
Now that the dust has settled from this weekend with how many Liberal delegates are supporting which candidate, a surprise to most is that St. Paul's MPP Eric Hoskins was last in support, with just a few dozen more nods than independent delegates.
And with Glen Murray dropping out due to lack of support last week, rumours are swirling.
In an exclusive interview with Newstalk 1010 Hoskins says he's staying in the race. He says he obviously wishes the numbers were a little stronger but underlines he wants to be part of the party's renewal process.
Hoskins spoke of how he wants to bring his delegates - no matter what number - to the convention floor. but he underlines he does have support from a list of former and current MPPs and MPs. They weren't counted in this weekend's delegate process.
As for if there is any lobbying or talk about switching support on the convention floor, he says its always good to keep the lines of communication between candidates open so he could have a better understanding of what others believe in.
The Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention takes place on the last weekend of January. You'll be able to listen to indepth coverage right here on Newstalk 1010.
Results from weekend:
Candidate - Delegates - Percentage
Sandra Pupatello - 504 - 27.44
Kathleen Wynne - 463 - 25.20
Gerard Kennedy - 257 - 13.99
Harinder Takhar - 244 - 13.58
Charles Sousa - 198 - 10.78
Eric Hoskins - 104 - 5.77
Independent - 67 - 3.65