May 8, 2014 3:43 pm

Where are the candidates today, and why? NDP Andrea Horwath, May 8

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath waves from her bus during a campaign stop in Toronto on Wednesday May 7, 2014.

Ontario NDP leader

10 a.m.: SpencerARL Plant

Riding: Niagara Falls (NDP)

2014 Byelection results:

NDP: 39.44%
PC: 36.83%
Liberal: 19.39%
Green: 2.73%

Horwath toured the SpencerARL Plant this morning with candidate Wayne Gates, hoping to secure this newly won riding as NDP safe ground. The topic of discussion was her plan to create jobs by giving businesses tax credits for investing in jobs or infrastructure. It’s no surprise that the SpencerARL is a member of the Canadian Auto Workers union: Horwath has been a big advocate for this auto manufacturing company for its commitment to providing jobs to qualified trade workers.

Interactive: Explore poll-level results for this riding from the 2011 election

Poll-level results: Niagara Falls »

Poll-level results: Niagara Falls


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11:20 a.m.: The Flying Saucer

Riding: Niagara Falls (NDP)

2014 Byelection results:

NDP: 39.44%
PC: 36.83%
Liberal: 19.39%
Green: 2.73%

This local family hotspot and an iconic Niagara Falls tourist attraction is Horwath’s ideal photo-op pit stop, giving her a chance to meet and greet voters on an unscripted basis, which she does well.

2 p.m.: Inner Geek

Riding: London North Centre (Liberal)

2011 Election results

Liberal: 61.00%
PC: 26.80%
NDP: 11.00%
Green: 1.20%

Horwath’s talks of building businesses continued in a staunchly Liberal riding Horwath has little hope of winning. She was scheduled to visit a digital development company with London North Centre candidate Judy Bryant. The Inner Geek is a business devoted to helping new businesses. (Get the hint?) 

Interactive: Explore poll-level results for this riding from the 2011 election

Poll-level results: London-North Centre »

Poll-level results: London-North Centre

3 p.m.: Covent Garden Market

Riding: London North Centre (Liberal)

2011 Election results:

Liberal: 45.80%
NDP: 25.10%
PC: 19.60%
Green: 7.30%

Fresh, local food in the heart of London is how Horwath planned to wrap up the second official day of campaigns, joined by candidates Peggy Sattler, Theresa Armstrong and Judy Bryant. Sattler, who won nearby London West in a byelection last year, is looking to hang on to her seat, as is London-Fanshawe MPP Armstrong.

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