Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie is “now actively considering” a run for the Ontario Liberal leadership.
A source close to the mayor says Crombie has received support from people across the province who would like her to run for the leadership.
The source said Crombie was also encouraged by people at the 2023 Liberal National Convention in Ottawa on the weekend.
According to the source, Crombie plans to speak with family and friends before making a decision.
Crombie won a third term as mayor in October last year, receiving 77 per cent of the vote.
Meanwhile, Nate Erskine-Smith, Liberal MP for Beaches-East York, has announced he is running for the leadership.
Erskine-Smith, the first person to announce a bid officially, held an event in Scarborough on Tuesday evening to kickoff his leadership campaign.
The Toronto MP has been elected at the federal level three times since 2015 and says he’s running to rebuild the provincial party.