06.12.2018 09:42 AM

OLP: salvation is at hand

And, with her, we could have won. Here.

Sandra Pupatello — who lost to Kathleen Wynne during the last provincial Liberal leadership race — is not ruling out another run, but she said the top job is not exactly attractive, especially without official party status.

She also said it will take work to bring the party back to its “centrist roots.”

“But … Liberals tend to be centrist. And I think when they stray from that, it’s not too long before they stray into another party’s territory, and that caused a lot of confusion I think for voters and they’re figuring if I’m going to vote left, I may as well vote for the real thing.”

…Pupatello said she met Ford when he was a Toronto city councillor. She describes him as a “sensible guy” whose antics were exaggerated greatly by news media.

“I don’t think he’s going to stray too much from the ‘I’m for the little guy.’ He really is,” she said. “What makes me sad is that I thought we were for the little guy.”


  1. whyshouldIsellyourwheat says:

    How is she going to remove the Hydro One taint? Pupatello was chair and a director.

    Wynne “tagged” her with a patronage job at the exact company that is the focus of the affordability crisis for ordinary Ontarians.

  2. Ronald O'Dowd says:


    Only candidates prepared to work their ass off will throw their name in the ring. This time, it comes with no sense of entitlement nor remotely imminent prospects.

  3. Matthew L says:

    Warren, I still don’t think that the Liberals’ shift to the Left was a wrong move… After all, it worked for them in 2011, 2014 and, of course, federally in 2015. The Liberals’ problem this go around was all about image, not policy.

  4. p bre says:

    …her reasonableness shows through…need to be more centrist , do not listen to media on Ford…

    • doconnor says:

      I watched him on the debate and came to the conclusion that the media is being soft on him. He had nothing but mindless slogans and had zero understanding of the issues.

    • Fred from BC says:

      There’s a level of maturity there that we don’t often see in our politicians. She could have jumped on the ‘bash Ford’ bandwagon with the rest of the Liberals and NDP, but she didn’t. Why didn’t the OLP pick her?

  5. Peter says:

    OK, he’s handling this well, so let’s all get behind him and give him a chance. But dear God, please don’t let Sophie and him visit Washington wearing breeches, a tricorn hat and a Betsy Ross dress accompanied by a fife and drum band.

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