- The Ontario New Democratic Party is expected to take the first steps toward appointing an interim leader in the coming days, following Andrea Horwath’s departure earlier this month.
- In his home riding of Vaughan-Woodbridge, Del Duca was defeated, and the Liberals gained only eight members in the legislature.
Following Andrea Horwath’s resignation earlier this month, the Ontario New Democratic Party is set to take the first steps toward appointing an interim leader in the coming days.
On Wednesday, the NDP caucus will suggest Peter Tabuns, a long-time MPP for Toronto-Danforth, for the position, according to CP24.
The party executive will offer a formal recommendation to the provincial council in the coming weeks, followed by a vote.
So far, no further names have been mentioned.
Tabuns has been the MPP for Toronto-Danforth since 2006 and has been the Official Opposition’s energy and environment spokesperson.
He ran for party leadership in 2009 but was defeated by Horwath, who had held the position for 13 years.
Horwath stood in front of her supporters hours after the election results were published on June 2 and said that it was time to “hand the torch.”
While the NDP retained their status as Ontario’s Official Opposition, they could not make significant gains on election day, losing nine seats they had won four years prior.
The Liberal Party will have to pick an interim leader shortly as well. Steven Del Duca announced his resignation as party leader the same night as Horwath stepped down.
Del Duca was defeated in his home riding of Vaughan-Woodbridge, and the Liberals gained only eight seats in the legislature.
Source: CTV news
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