Schreiner statement on Liberal leadership results

Mike Schreiner released the following statement after Steven Del Duca was elected leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

“I first want to congratulate Mr. Del Duca on his successful campaign and on becoming the new leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

I’ve been able to work constructively with fellow Independents on the Liberal side at Queen’s Park and I look forward to continuing to do so.

The Liberals lost the trust of Ontarians because of a string of scandals and backroom deals that put their political interests ahead of the people of Ontario.

Our province needs bold leadership to tackle climate change and address growing social inequality.

And I am not sure that someone associated with the old guard of Liberal establishment and embroiled in past controversies can deliver the leadership that Ontario needs.”