The highest paid Mayor in Ontario - and possibly Canada - Frank Scarpitti is considering whether to contest the riding of Markham-Thornhill which is now vacant following the appointment of John McCallum as Canada's new ambassador to China.
I see Newmarket's Darryl Wolk, a Conservative, believes Scarpitti
"would be a star candidate for Trudeau and would hold the seat".
John McCallum won the seat in 2015 with over 55% of the vote with Conservative Jobson Easow trailing with just over 32%. On paper it looks like a very safe Liberal riding. And one that should be very difficult to lose.
But Wolk - who likes to hedge his bets - says he wants Scarpitti to run for Chair of York Region in 2018 - the first ever direct election for the position.
Scarpitti comes across - at least to me - as the archetypal municipal fixer and boss.
Only a few months ago he spoke against letting the cameras into York Regional Council telling his colleagues
"audio is more than adequate".
Is this the openness Trudeau is looking for?