Scrambling NDP tosses candidate, still missing full slate

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - With the election underway and just one day before Ontarians can begin voting at Elections Ontario offices, the scrambling NDP campaign spiked their Thornhill standard-bearer and Andrea Horwath is unable to find candidates in at least two more ridings.

The NDP is the only party still without a full slate of candidates.

The NDP bumped their Thornhill candidate for undisclosed reasons, but NDP MPP Gilles Bisson said it wasn't because of Barry Weisleder's published criticism of Israel:

    "Every party has candidates who have very strong views on issues and are sometime colourful and that's democracy...That's not what this is all about." 
    (Gilles Bisson, National Post, September 7, 2011)

Horwath is also facing criticism for breaking her own pledge to run more women candidates this election than the previous campaign.

Did the election catch Andrea Horwath by surprise?

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