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Adam: Ontario election is Andrea Horwath's last chance as NDP leader
Andrea Horwath has her work cut out in what may well be her last election campaign.
At first glance, everything about the Ontario election points to a strong NDP showing: a governing party that appears to have overstayed its welcome; a deeply unpopular premier and a newly elected Progressive Conservative party leader about whom many Ontarians have serious doubts. The question is: Can Horwath seize the moment?
Of course, it’s not going to be easy. But if Horwath can’t win now, or at the very least drag the NDP out of its perpetual third-place finish when Kathleen Wynne is so unpopular and many have doubts about Doug Ford’s fitness for office, when is the party ever going to win?
Ford hasn’t shown his hand but soon will. The Liberals are already framing the election as a battle between Wynne and Ford, essentially between the good and the ugly.
“This election will come down to the clearest, starkest choice in this province’s history,” Wynne told the Economic Club of Canada. “We can go forward with the agenda I have outlined or we can go backward with Doug Ford. It is a choice between care and cuts.”
No mention of the NDP. In this existential battle, it is irrelevant, in Wynne’s view. If it seems like déjà vu all over again, it is. Wynne is returning to the tried-and-true strategy that propelled her past Tim Hudak and Horwath in 2014. It is a powerful message but if the NDP is to make any headway in this campaign, it must not let that narrative take hold. This is the NDP leader’s third campaign as leader and she’ll have no excuses if she fails.
Adam: Ontario election is Andrea Horwath’s last chance as NDP leader | Ottawa Citizen