Ontario NDP gathers for convention in Hamilton, Horwath to outline party priorities

HAMILTON – Ontario’s New Democrats are gathering this weekend to discuss party priorities and hold a vote of confidence on their leader of ten years.

The meeting in Hamilton, the party’s first since becoming the official Opposition last year, will see NDP Leader Andrea Horwath deliver a speech on a vision for the future.

Delegates will also vote on whether or not to hold a formal review of Horwath’s leadership, a poll that takes place at every party policy convention.


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Horwath, who led the party last year to its largest seat count since the 1990s, is expected to easily survive the vote.

She says the gathering will give members a chance to debate policy that will influence what the NDP offers to Ontarians in the next provincial election.

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is also expected to make an announcement at the convention on Sunday.

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