Sunday, March 08, 2009

From Hampton to Horwath

As one Ontario leadership race begins, another ends:

HAMILTON — Andrea Horwath has been elected the new Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party.

She easily prevailed Saturday night on the third ballot of a leadership convention, taking 60.4 per cent of the vote. Her challenger, Peter Tabuns, won 39.6 per cent.

Michael Prue and Gilles Bisson had earlier been eliminated.

Ms. Horwath is the first woman to lead the Ontario NDP and only the second female leader of a major party in provincial history.



  • Calling the Ontario NDP a "major party" is rather generous.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 12:25 p.m.  

  • I always thought the NDP had a woman leader once before. My bad!

    Hopefully Horwath will be a strong leader, the ON NDP could really use one. And when are we going to get a female Premier? Perhaps Andrea Horwath will be it...

    By Blogger Ashley_Wilkes-Booth, at 5:17 p.m.  

  • Hi CG

    Poor all I can say.
    She fixed her appearance (hair / weight) toned down her hectoring delivery and won.
    Has 3 defeated ( more experience / seasoned) candidates/ colleagues plus Hampton in her caucus.
    AND is beholden to mentally ill Kormos. Poor woman....
    Give her six months and we will see the NDP's credibility sink to a new low.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:58 a.m.  

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