Ontario NDP nominates as interim leader and sets leadership contest rules


Andrea Horwath, Ontario NDP Leader, announced his resignation as leader on June 2, 2022, during a campaign event in Hamilton, Ontario. (The Canadian Press / Tara Walton)

The Ontario NDP will nominate an interim leader later today to replace Andrea Howas, and the party is expected to select long-standing Toronto caucuses.

The caucuses have recommended Peter Tabuns, who has represented the Toronto-Danforth constituency since 2006 and has been a critic of various portfolios, including energy and the environment.

The party’s local council is set to vote for recommendations today and is also expected to set some rules for leadership contests.

Horwath has led the NDP since 2009, and the party rose from a third party to the official opposition with 40 seats in 2018, but the New Democratic Party remains opposed after this election, but with 31 seats. It is decreasing.

She announced on election night that it was time to pass the torch and said she would resign, implying that she may have been considering bidding to become Mayor of Hamilton ever since.

Several NDP caucuses are considering potential bids for party leadership, including Laura Maylind on behalf of the Kitchiner Center, Marit Stiles on behalf of Davenport, and Wayne Gates on behalf of Niagara Falls. Stated.

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