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Ontario Liberals endorse Ottawa-area MPP John Fraser as Interim Leader; party calling for vote

John Fraser speaks as he introduces Ontario Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne speaks during a campaign stop in his riding, Ottawa South, the riding of former riding of Premier Dalton McGuinty in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Ontarians go to the polls for a provincial election on June 12, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The Ontario Liberals have released their support to make an Ottawa-area MPP their Interim Leader.

Ottawa South MPP John Fraser has been endorsed unanimously by the Liberal caucus, and have called upon the voting body — made up of the Ontario Liberal caucus, Presidents of those constituency associations that are not represented by members of the Ontario Liberal Caucus, and members to the Executive Council — to vote on the matter in the next 24 hours.

Former Premier Dalton McGuinty represented Ottawa South from 1990 to 2013.

This comes after Kathleen Wynne stepped down as leader following a crushing defeat in the June 7th provincial election.