Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti is considering a run at the Liberal nomination to succeed outgoing six-term MP and former cabinet minister John McCallum.
Markham school board trustee Juanita Nathan, left, chartered accountant and former city councillor Khalid Usman, and Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti are considering running for the Liberal nomination in Markham-Thornhill, Ont. Photographs courtesy of potential candidates
With Ontario International Trade Minister Michael Chan’s decision not to seek the Liberal nomination in the federal riding of Markham-Thornhill, Ont., several current and former local politicians say it’s an “open playing field” for them.
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