Think NDP will gain any seats?
Horwath kicks off campaign with Steeltown boost
Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath got a hometown send-off on her first day of the provincial election campaign.
About 250 people came out Wednesday night to cheer the Hamilton Centre MPP on as she headed out on the road for a 29-day campaign, her first as party leader.
The gathering at St. Naum Macedonian Church on the east Mountain included many well-known NDP supporters — such as MPs David Christopherson and Chris Charlton — as well as her 76-year-old mother Diane Horwath, who raised the NDP leader along with an older sister and two younger brothers.
Horwath, 48, had started her morning at Queen’s Park and had made one other stop in Toronto before bringing her campaign bus to Steeltown. She is set to head to Northern Ontario Thursday.
Kaz Novak/The Hamilton Spectator