GTA Grit MPs Holland, Vaughan considering run for Ontario Liberal leadership
By Abbas Rana, Laura RyckewaertJun. 18, 2018
Businesswoman and former federal cabinet minister Belinda Stronach says she won't run for the Ontario Liberal Party leadership.
Liberal MPs Mark Holland and Adam Vaughan are considering entry into the Ontario Liberal leadership contest. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Cynthia Munster
After the devastating and spectacular defeat of the Ontario Liberals in the June 7 election, the party leadership race is unofficially on with at least two federal Liberal MPs considering entry into the contest.
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