Now Magazine and InsideToronto.com report that Rocco Rossi has become a Tory. Apparently, the former national director of the Liberal Party of Canada and Liberal fundraiser, who recently bowed out of a bid to be Toronto’s mayor, has agreed to run as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Toronto’s Eglinton-Lawrence riding in the next provincial general election October 6.
Rocco Rossi was former Progressive Conservative leader John Tory’s campaign manager when he failed in an attempt to become Toronto’s mayor in 2003.
Ontario PCs desperately need to break through in Toronto and Rossi might be someone who can appeal to those voters who have accepted Rob Ford as their mayor.
The Eglinton-Lawrence seat has been held by Liberal Mike Colle since 1995.