Bonnie Crombie Contemplates Running in Milton By-Election Amid Shifting Political Landscape

Ontario Liberal Leader Bonnie Crombie is seriously considering running in the riding of Milton to replace a Progressive Conservative cabinet minister who resigned in January. The departure of Parm Gill as the Minister for Red Tape Reduction and MPP for Milton has created an opening for Crombie, who has expressed interest in running for a seat in the Ontario legislature if the opportunity arises. Premier Doug Ford's government has made transportation announcements that could impact the upcoming by-election, with Crombie acknowledging Milton as a traditionally Liberal riding with strong support.

The potential by-election in Milton comes at a time when Ford's Progressive Conservatives are facing dropping support, with polls showing a narrower lead over the Ontario Liberals compared to the previous election. Crombie's decision to enter the race could pose a significant challenge for Ford's PCs in Milton, a riding they won by a narrow margin in the last election. As Crombie evaluates her options, the political landscape in Milton appears to be shifting, setting the stage for a potentially competitive by-election in the near future.