The Canadian Press

2009-03-07 | Ont NDP Convention

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Hamilton MPP Andrea Horwath (HOR'-vath) was elected leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. The 46-year-old Horwath became the first woman to lead the party after winning the four-candidate race on the third ballot. She said she was thrilled to win the leadership and was eager to get to work at Queen's Park. (Horwath beat out three other caucus members, and won over 60 per cent of the vote. She succeeded Howard Hampton, who had stepped down after 13 years as leader.)

Date: 2009-03-07
Placeline: HAMILTON, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

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