Jun 24, 2014
Christine Elliott, the deputy leader of the Ontario PCs and widow of federal finance minister Jim Flaherty, will soon announce she will run to replace Tim Hudak as leader of the provincial Progressive Conservatives.
Evan Solomon, host of CBC News Network's Power & Politics, says Elliott will make the announcement on Wednesday.
Elliott has been the member of the legislature for Whitby-Oshawa, a riding east of Toronto, since she won a 2006 byelection. Elliott is a lawyer who practised real estate, corporate and estate law. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario.
Elliott ran against Hudak for the party leadership in 2009 and finished third. Her then-colleague Frank Klees came in second.
Hudak led the Official Opposition PCs to an embarrassing loss on June 12, losing nine seats in an election where the party had expected to at least win a minority government.