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“Socialism” doesn’t faze NDP leader Andrea Horwath

Provincial leader doesn’t think it should be removed from constitution


Provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath says she has no problem using the word ‘socialism’ in conjunction with her political party, the Ottawa Citizen reports. Horwath’s comments came after the federal NDP party abstained from voting on whether or not to remove ‘socialism’ from its constitution at a Vancouver convention on June 18. The provincial leader, who says the word fits neatly into her value system, will launch a “vision statement” at an NDP Toronto gathering this weekend, detailing new, consumer-driven party policies, including reforming the provinctial HST and eliminating ambulance fees. The event will host approximately 1000 candidates, voters, and delegates.

Ottawa Citizen

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