“To my friends in Mississauga Centre, help is on the way,” Granic Allen said on Twitter Friday afternoon.
“I have chosen to run for nomination in the riding of Mississauga Centre.”
The announcement comes days after Granic Allen said she was considering a number of ridings in the Greater Toronto Area to run in.
“Will I run for the legislature? Maybe! If yes, am considering Brampton Centre, Mississauga Centre and Newmarket-Aurora. Stay tuned,” she said on Twitter Tuesday.
There was speculation Granic Allen would seek the Ontario PC Party nomination in Cambridge. She was one of three candidates approved to run for a nomination race. However, Granic Allen never confirmed her intention to run in that riding.
Granic Allen, a parental rights activist and vocal social conservative, was a surprise participant in the party’s leadership race. She announced plans to run days before the entry deadline and launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise the requisite entry fee.
After entering the race, which was triggered after Patrick Brown stepped down amid allegations of sexual misconduct, she emerged as a candidate of strongly held views that cater to the far right. Granic Allen came in last place on the first ballot of the leadership vote that Doug Ford eventually won.
She openly criticized Brown and alleged he threw the party into disarray while betraying the interests of social conservatives.
Granic Allen has been an outspoken opponent of the Ontario Liberal sexual education curriculum, which she says is inappropriate for children.
During her work with advocacy group Parents as First Educators, of which Granic Allen is president, she has frequently advocated for greater parental control over educational matters.
— With files from The Canadian Press and Matt Carty