Dalton McGuinty rumoured interested in federal Liberal leadership

Ontario premier's brother seen to promote candidacy

Rumours that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty may be interested in seeking the leadership of the federal Liberals became more credible on Thursday, after the premier’s brother strongly supported his sibling’s candidacy in an interview with veteran journalist Lawrence Martin. David McGuinty, MP for Ottawa South, told Martin that Dalton would “rebuild the Liberal party, just like he did in Ontario.” David’s remarks could be meant to create buzz about Dalton’s possible candidacy at the 2013 federal leadership convention. A severe downward revision of Ontario’s growth prospects on Thursday, which could jeopardize Dalton’s electoral pledge to balance the provincial budget, however, cast a shadow on his possible leadership run.


Ottawa Citizen