Sousa Stands By Power Plant Cancellation
The cancellation of the Mississauga power plant is something that Charles Sousa stands by.
Elected in 2007, the Mississauga-South MPP effectively had his seat saved in the last election with Premier Dalton McGuinty's promise to get rid of it.
Sousa notes he has always opposed the gas plant.
Looking ahead however, Sousa says he would change legislation to make sure that if a project like this happens again, it would require more local input and alternative solutions.
Sousa is confident he has a shot to become premier and make changes like that happen, underlining it's anyone's game heading into this weekend's Liberal leadership convention.
He exudes confidence despite landing up in the lower spectrum of delegate support.
Sousa says he's speaking with other leadership candidates and delegates in hopes he would be their second choice in the first round of voting.
A banker by trade, Sousa is past president of the Federation of Portuguese-Canadian Business & Professionals, with his heritage and his family playing an important role in his life. Sousa says he looks up to his father and his values.
If elected, he underlines his priority as premier would be jobs and the economy.