TORONTO -- Glen Murray is dropping out of the Liberal leadership campaign and backing rival Kathleen Wynne.
“What Glen and I have talked about is that it’s very important that he be part of my team and that he play a senior role in my cabinet,” Wynne said Thursday. “I need his ideas.”
Murray said he had come to the conclusion that Wynne -- whose campaign has signed up the most new party members and has the most delegate candidates running -- was the best choice to be the next premier of Ontario and Liberal party leader.
“All seven of us will tell you that this is a big mountain that we’re climbing and I’m quite happy to help someone get a leg up rather than just climb it by myself.”
The Toronto-Centre MPP, former cabinet minister and one-time mayor of Winnipeg threw a ton of ideas and policy proposals into the race but has struggled to attract support.