The Greg Sorbara juggernaut is steaming toward the Oct. 10 provincial election with such momentum that only a divinely poked stick through the spokes of the Liberal incumbent’s machine could cause a derailment.
In other words — those of political observers, to be specific — Sorbara has nothing to worry about as Vaughan voters head to the polls to mark their ballots in favour of one of the riding’s five contenders: PC candidate Gayani Weerasinghe, the NDP’s Rick Morelli, Green candidate Russell Korus, independent Savino Quatela or the front-running Sorbara.
The same day that the Liberal Party of Ontario unveiled its campaign platform, the party’s Vaughan riding association nominated its candidate. Greg Sorbara, incumbent MPP and finance minister under Premier Dalton McGuinty, accepted his nomination on Sept. 6 at a packed Montecassino Place Banquet Hall in Woodbridge.
The televised all-candidates debate for the riding of Vaughan airing on Rogers Television this weekend will be one candidate short of living up to its billing. Producer Jennifer Harrison confirmed on Wednesday that PC candidate Gayani Weerasinghe was absent from the pre-taped debate, leaving Green