I’m a bit of a Julian Fantino fan, so I’m biased. Maurizio leaves big, big shoes to fill: can Julian do it? What do you think? If Harper wins back that seat, how far is he from a majority? (It’s Monday, and I’m not awake yet.)
Personally, I’m amazed Julian’s giving up on three pensions to embrace the joys of Perpetual Minority Government. Not how I’d spend my twilight years, but that’s just me.
Source: The Canadian Press
Oct 12, 2010 4:05
VAUGHAN, Ont. – Reports say Ontario’s former top cop will take a run at joining the Harper Conservatives in Ottawa.
The reports say Julian Fantino will announce today that he will run for the Tories in an upcoming federal byelection in Vaughan, north of Toronto.
A telltale sign is found at his website www.julianfantino.ca.
Although the website didn’t open early today, a title bar that did open is marked “Conservative Party of Canada.”
The seat was vacated in August by longtime Liberal MP Maurizio Bevilacqua, who quit to run for mayor of Vaughan.
He served the riding for 22 years and won several elections by wide margins, though that lead tapered off in the 2008 race.
(The Canadian Press)
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