- MPP for the riding of Mississauga South since 2007
- Member of provincial cabinet since 2010 (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games and Minister of Labour)
- Launched Ontario’s first immigration strategy in November 2012
If elected, Sousa would:
- Become Ontario “Jobs Premier” by increasing investment in the province.
- Improve transportation systems to the North.
- Expand the province’s energy transmission capacity.
- MPP Soo Wong (Scarborough—Agincourt)
- MPP Lorenzo Berardinetti (Scarborough Southwest)
- Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion attended Sousa’s leadership announcement but did not formally endorsed him.
Odds of victory:
- Low. Sousa is largely unknown outside the Queen’s Park circle. Even as a cabinet minister, Sousa has a low profile, rarely speaking during Question Period.
- A recent poll by Forum Research found Sousa and Harinder Takhar to be the least popular of the seven candidates, each with only 2 per cent of public support.
- That said, the leadership will be decided by delegates, not the public. Sousa has been campaigning hard and his performance at the first two leadership debates were well-regarded.
Sousa’s campaign website is here: http://votesousa.ca