Horwath sends strong signal she’ll run for mayor of Hamilton

Former NDP chief Andrea Horwath has despatched her strongest sign but she’s going to run for mayor of Hamilton within the fall. The longtime MPP for Hamilton Centre dropped hints Monday after Mayor Fred Eisenberger introduced he wouldn’t search re-election Oct. 24. “I’m humbled that Fred considers me a robust candidate for mayor of our nice metropolis,” Horwath stated in an announcement thanking Eisenberger for his years of service. “I’m not prepared right this moment to make any bulletins about Hamilton’s municipal election. However I can let you know that my coronary heart is at all times in Hamilton,” added Horwath, who faces an August 19 deadline for submitting nomination papers. Horwath was re-elected by a strong margin in her … Read more

Niagara Falls MPP joins list of those considering run for leadership of Ontario NDP

Curiosity within the management of Ontario’s New Democrats is rising within the wake of Andrea Horwath’s election night time resignation. Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates, a former autoworker union native president within the border area, is mulling a bid for the job. “I’m definitely considering exploring the choices,” Gates stated Thursday. “I’ve been a reasonably robust voice for staff and I feel we’d like to verify our subsequent chief is a robust voice for staff,” added the previous president of Unifor Native 199, a publish he held for 12 years representing members at 20 employers from auto dealerships to libraries and machine outlets. The NDP fell to 31 seats within the June 2 election that noticed Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive … Read more