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The Trill Podcast: Ted Hsu's pitch to lead the Ontario Liberal Party

The self-described 'dark horse' tells us why you shouldn't count him out

Physicist, financier, father ... and future premier? 

Ted Hsu's banking that his past experience in and out of politics will catapult him to the top of Ontario Liberal leadership contest.

The Kingston and the Islands MPP is also no stranger to navigating a third party out of the wilderness. He was the riding's MP from 2011 to 2015 before choosing not to run again for the federal Liberals when they went from a distant third-place in parliament to a huge majority in the House of Commons. 

He joined the pod to talk about the state of the provincial party, the ongoing leadership race, what was learned — and what the provincial party can learn — from the federal Liberals' rebirth.

We also touch on energy policy (he's the party's energy critic, after all), including why he doesn't think Ontario should get back into providing tax credits for electric vehicles and if there's been a sea change in offshore wind politics.   

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