CBC Windsor's municipal affairs columnist, Cheryl Collier, says Sandra Pupatello is the best potential premier for the city.
Collier thinks Windsor may not realize just how much influence a cabinet minister or premier from Windsor has at Queen’s Park.
"I think Windsorites have maybe [become] used to some of the attention we’ve [received] from Queen’s Park," Collier said. "They’ve had a lot of say inside of cabinet."
Collier said that Pupatello, who, as Windsor West MPP was also a minister, and Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan have been partially responsible for several boosts to the regions, including:
- A Family health team.
- University and college development and expansion.
- Windsor-Essex Parkway.
- Green energy program.
"We’ve had a lot more thrown our way and a lot more voice at the cabinet table," Collier said. "If you don’t have that, you run the risk of being forgotten."
Cheryl Collier is a professor of political science at the University of Windsor. She can be be heard on the Early Shift with Tony Doucette at 8:14 a.m. on Mondays. Tune in to 97.5 FM or listen live online at www.cbc.ca/windsor.
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