Sandra Pupatello to seek nomination for federal Liberal Party
Sandra Pupatello speaks after being announced as the CEO of the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation in Windsor, Ont., on May 9, 2013. (Gina Chung / CTV Windsor)
Melanie Borrelli, CTV Windsor
Published Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:20AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 16, 2019 11:57PM EDT
A former Windsor West MPP is heading back to politics, but on a federal level.
Sandra Pupatello, 56, is expected to announce her intention to seek the Liberal nomination in Windsor West during a news conference at 4 p.m. Friday at the Fogolar Furlan Club.
Pupatello was the Liberal MPP in the riding from 1995 until 2011, when she did not seek re-election. She held several cabinet positions, including the Minister of Economic Development and Trade from 2009 - 2011.
She ran for the Ontario Liberal Party leadership in 2013, but lost to Kathleen Wynne.
The information first appeared on a website launching her campaign, but it has since been taken offline.
Melinda Munro and Hsiao d'Ailly are also seeking the Liberal nomination in Windsor West.
If Pupatello wins the nomination, she would be up against incumbent New Democrat MP Brian Masse, Henry Lau of the Conservatives, and Darryl Burrell of the People’s Party of Canada.
The federal election will be held Oct. 21.