Hoskins starts his speech. "Before I begin, there is something I have to disclose," he says....
Last shot of Eric Hoskins video reads " doctor, humanitarian, leader", now speaking #ONpoli #olpldr
Yes, #Hoskins likely b first off ballot. His video distinguishes him as globe trotting medical warrior. Impressive C.V - M.D M.A & PHD.
RT @CityCynthia: Protesters arriving @ Allan Gardens #OFL Pres Sid Ryan predicts this will be biggest ON Labour protest in 15 yrs#oldpr ...
"As the youngest of five children, there are very few pictures of me" (the video prior to his speech showed him in Santa costume).
Hoskins is a doctor and the co-founder of War Child Canada. In 2008 he received the Order of Canada for his humanitarian work. He's lived in the Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Burundi, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
"We are 105 delegates strong and we might surprise you," Hoskins says.
People buzzing about who will take delegates to who. Some Sousa signs spotted in Wynne camp. Takhar pin seen near Kennedy. All fun!
Eric Hoskins last name on his sign looks just like a doctor's scribble, wonder if that was intentional? #ONpoli #olpldr
#Hoskins sets Convention on notice that he has a role to play in outcome with his 100 or so delgats. I" I am not tethered to Party machine.
Hoskins says our next leader - whoever SHE will be. Will he be the first to move?
#Hoskins talking about helping next #Premier " whoever SHE may be.
ear If I hear the line " no one must be left behind " one more time from these politico's I'm going to leave the building. Vacuous
Will Hoskins make the first move?
Hoskins says he's an ALL-CAPS LIBERAL. Has supporters shout it. Even a digital sign displays it, in red letters of course, "ALL-CAPS LIBERAL." Refers to the next leader as a "she."
Hoskins finished his speech. The candidates are done with their speeches. David Peterson is now taking the stage.
Peterson was the 20th Premier of Ontario from 1985 to 1990. He was the first Liberal premier of Ontario in 42 years.
Peterson starts his speech by complimenting McGuinty. "He made us all proud to be Liberal."
Hoskins says he'll move to Pupatello or Wynne after 1st ballot results. Won't say who
Still waiting for 1st Ballot result.. Buzz to me is Takar goes to Wynne, Hoskins to Wynne, Sousa to Pupatello and Kennedy a big ?
Interesting just saw a tray Indian snacks wrapped in Kennedy stickers being given to Takhar supporters
1st ballot results: 2085 ballots cast. 1 spoiled.
#Constant questions on the floor here : What;s #Kennedy doing in this race? What does he want out of it? Who wiill give it to him?
1st ballot results: Hoskins 150
President of the Ontario Liberal Party Yasir Naqvi on stage to announce the results of the first ballot.
Virtual tie btw Wynne and Pupatello.
Results now in for #olpldr 599 Pupatello 597 Wynne
Hoskins out for 2nd ballot. Now huddling.
Deb Matthews from Wynne camp in booth with Hoskins. Joe Volpe from Pupatello standing on sidelines
#Sousa Camp: Scrawling on pixle board: " We love you Eric"- the big woo begins#lpldr#ontpoli
The results of the first ballot at the Ontario Liberal leadership convention put Sandra Pupatello in first place, followed by Kathleen Wynne.
The vote breakdown is:
Matthews and Hoskins just hugged.
All eyes on Eric Hoskins #onpoli #olpldr
Hoskins throws support to Wynne.
Massive crowd with him cheering, "Eric Eric Eric..."