Ontario Liberal leadership hopeful Michael Coteau believes 'coalitions' will pave path to victory - 2020-01-02
In March 2020, the Ontario Liberal Party will select a new leader. In the coming weeks, iPolitics will be speaking with several candidates in the running about their visions for the party and their campaigns.
Michael Coteau is betting on coalitions.
He credits them with securing his provincial seat in the 2018 election — a race he clinched over Toronto deputy mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong by 1,028 votes. There were other elections before that, but Coteau was one of just seven Liberals to hold a seat in 2018; the party has since whittled down to five. "I've won six elections in a row. And I'm not saying that to sound like, 'I win elections.' It's more to me about building a coalition," Coteau said in a recent interview with iPolitics, examining his bid to become leader of the currently miniature Ontario Liberal Party.