01.11.2013 12:36 PM

More Pupatello momentum: Stronach, and key Murray guy

More support moves to Pupatello campaign

For Immediate Release

TORONTO, January 11, 2013 – Sandra Pupatello’s campaign for leadership of the Ontario Liberal party picked up two new, key, endorsements today.

Hon. Belinda Stronach, former federal Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and former MP for Newmarket-Aurora, threw her support behind Pupatello. “I believe the people of Ontario are looking for the fresh new approaches and solid economic credentials that Sandra Pupatello brings,” said Stronach. “That’s why I strongly endorse her as the next Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and as the next Premier of Ontario.”

“Sandra has a rare combination of public, private and non-profit sector experience, giving her a broad overview of what makes our province tick,” continued Stronach. “More importantly, she understands that enhanced economic development and global trade are the keys to our future.”

Key organizer and candidate for Burlington, Karmel Sakran, also declared his support for Sandra’s campaign.

“I’ve knocked on just about every door in Burlington. I know that Sandra is the best candidate to speak to these voters, understand them and win back this riding,” said Sakran. “She’s got the experience and leadership we need to move Ontario forward.”

Karmel Sakran joins Team Pupatello from the campaign team of Glen Murray, who recently dropped out of the race. He’s the second prominent Murray supporter to join Pupatello’s campaign in as many days. Yesterday, Murray campaign co-chair and former Cabinet minister Hon. Elinor Caplan also endorsed Pupatello.

Both Caplan and Sakran hold ex-officio delegate status for the upcoming leadership convention.

“I’m honoured to welcome Belinda and Karmel to the team,” said Sandra Pupatello. “They bring unparalleled experience, dedication and enthusiasm to our campaign.”


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