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NDP's Horwath in town today, first party leader to visit Sudbury

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | May 12, 2014 - 10:32 AM |
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will be in Sudbury today for an afternoon news conference. File photo.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will be in Sudbury today for an afternoon news conference. File photo. will be livestreaming the event

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will be in Sudbury later today, the first party leader to visit since the start of the provincial election campaign earlier this month.

Horwath will make an announcement related to hydro bills this afternoon, at a news conference to be held at a New Sudbury home. She will be joined by Sudbury candidate Joe Cimino, who's trying to win the seat vacated by Liberal MPP Rick Bartolucci.

The NDP Leader will fly to Sudbury following a morning event in Thunder Bay. No word yet on when – or whether – Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne or Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak will come to Sudbury or Nickel Belt.

"Today, I announced our plan to save you money by taking the HST off home hydro bills," Horwath said on her Facebook page. "It will save your family an average of $120 per year. Combined with our plan to end the Debt Retirement Charge, the Ontario NDP will save you nearly $200."

Horwath will join Cimino later for a rally downtown at the Best Western. The June 12 election in Ontario was called after Horwath decided not to support the Liberal's spring budget. Wynne has a minority government, and trails Hudak in the polls, followed by Horwath.

While still early, no party has yet emerged with enough support for a majority government. Ridings in Northern Ontario are largely held by the NDP or the Liberals, with the exception of Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, a Tory.

Paula Peroni is running for the Tories in Sudbury, Andrew Olivier for the Liberals and Casey Lalonde for the Greens. will be streaming live from the event beginning at 3:30 p.m. Visit  

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