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Andrea Horwath Wins

March 7, 2009 permalink

Andrea Horwath

Ontario's New Democratic Party has selected Andrea Horwath to be its leader. Mrs Horwath has been a vocal critic of the policies of Ontario's children's aid societies. This is a big step forward in at least two ways. For one, there is now a senior political figure willing to look seriously at the problems in child protection. For another, this should alert other political aspirants that opposition to child protection is not the road to oblivion, but to success.

For readers outside Canada, the New Democratic party is currently the third party in the legislature. From 1985 to 1987 it was part of a coalition government and from 1990 to 1995 it formed a majority government.