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Has the NDP finally decided to pull the plug? Ontario News Watch Says ‘Yes’.

Just a few minutes ago, this went out on Ontario News Watch…

ONW EXCLUSIVE: HORWATH, AIDES DECIDE TO FORCE SPRING ELECTION

By Susanna Kelley –  April 21, 2014

Andrea Horwath and her most senior advisors have made the decision to pull the plug on the minority Liberal government and go to a spring election, sources have told OntarioNewsWatch.com.

Ms. Horwath and her inner circle have determined they cannot be seen to be propping up Kathleen Wynne’s minority Liberals now that criminal charges may be laid in connection with the alleged wiping of 24 computer hard drives in the Premier’s Office.

Senior NDP advisors believe that supporting the Liberals would give PC leader Tim Hudak “too much of a hammer” against Ms. Horwath and they don’t want to be put in that position in the public eye, says an inside source.

A major consideration is that it is the Conservatives that pose the biggest threat to new ridings won by the NDP since Ms. Horwath became leader – Niagara Falls, London West, Windsor-Tecumseh, Kitchener-Waterloo, Essex, and others.

An e-mail has gone out to riding associations offering them insurance for their campaign offices – a routine election procedure that is not usually done until a party has decided it is definitely going to the polls.

“They don’t want to give Hudak the ammunition” of accusing Ms. Horwath and NDP MPPs of propping up a government whose paid staffer has allegedly broken the law by facilitating the deletion of information such as that concerning the gas plants scandal.

As news of the decision spread at Queen’s Park, NDP’s media director Eion Callan called ONW to “deny the premise” of the story.

In an aggressive tone, Mr. Callan called it “irresponsible,” “grossly inaccurate speculation,” and said the proof of that would be seen eventually.

Asked if that meant the NDP would vote for the budget and continue supporting the Liberals, Mr. Callan evaded the question.

A statement by NDP house leader Gilles Bisson called the information that a decision has been made “a complete fabrication.” He did not deny that the NDP would defeat the upcoming budget.

ONW replied that it stands completely behind the story.  Continue reading here…..

2 Comments on “Has the NDP finally decided to pull the plug? Ontario News Watch Says ‘Yes’.”

  1. 1957chev April 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    I heard this news this afternoon, and I haven’t been able to stop grinning, ever since!!! Woo hoo!!!!!!

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