TRILLIUM TALK: Behind the scenes of Bonnie Crombie’s big win


In a special Monday edition of our weekly briefing from Queen’s Park, Jessica Smith Cross of The Trillium explains what is next for the new leader of the Ontario Liberals

Welcome to a special edition of “Trillium Talk,” a weekly briefing from Village Media’s team of journalists at Queen’s Park. 

The Ontario Liberal Party elected a new leader over the weekend: Bonnie Crombie, the mayor of Mississauga. 

The four-candidate contest was decided Saturday on the final ballot under the Ontario Liberals’ new ranked ballot system. Crombie was the leader after the first and second rounds of ballot counts and then secured enough support from third-place finisher Yasir Naqvi’s voters to give her the victory.

Joining us to break down Crombie’s victory — and other big news from the Ontario Legislature last week — is Jessica Smith Cross, Editor-in-Chief of The Trillium.

Launched earlier this year by Village Media, the company that operates this local website, The Trillium is a comprehensive news and information source devoted exclusively to insider coverage of Ontario politics.

Passionate and plugged in, The Trillium delivers the major political headlines of the day while unpacking complex policy changes and digging deeper into key issues that impact every Ontarian. Our dogged journalists also keep a close watch on legislative debates, question period, public appointments, lobbying activity and regulatory proposals.

The Trillium is a subscription-based news service designed especially for Queen’s Park stakeholders, such as public servants, political staffers, business leaders, lobbyists and strategists. But the site also features free content that is regularly published right here on your hometown website.

Click here to sign up for the site’s free afternoon email newsletter, The Trillium Wrap. Subscription information can be found here.

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