Glen Murray nominated as Liberal candidate in Toronto Centre

Provincial by-election called for February 4th

TORONTO, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - Glen Murray - President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute, social advocate, and environmentalist - has been nominated as the Liberal candidate in the provincial riding of Toronto Centre. The by-election was called earlier today for Thursday, February 4th.

"I have spent my life working with people at the community level to strengthen social services and create friendly, green urban environments that will prosper in the 21st century," said Murray. "I am running to be the MPP for Toronto Centre because I believe my priorities find their best expression in the leadership of Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberal government."

A lifelong champion for healthy, sustainable communities, Glen is a member of Premier McGuinty's Advisory Panel on Climate Change and the Places to Grow Expert Panel. He is active in the community as a Board Member of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and as a member of the Toronto City Summit Alliance and the Greening the GTA Taskforce. He was mayor of Winnipeg from 1998-2004, where he cut the city's debt by 50% and increased its credit rating three times.

Murray and his partner Rick have lived in Toronto Centre for over five years.

"Toronto Centre is one of the most diverse parts of Ontario," said former Toronto Centre MPP George Smitherman. "I am supporting Glen Murray because his work, whether as a mayor or a public policy leader, has always been focused at the community level."

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SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party

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