An­drea Hor­wath

Leader of the of­fi­ciaL op­po­si­tion

Toronto Life - - The Fifty Most Influential 2018 -

for the 60 per cent of vot­ers who didn’t sup­port Doug Ford, An­drea Hor­wath, the Steel­town-raised, scrap­yard-tough op­po­si­tion leader, is their best hope. Af­ter spend­ing her en­tire Queen’s Park ca­reer in third place, Hor­wath re­turned from the po­lit­i­cal wilder­ness to cap­ture nearly 2 mil­lion votes, 40 seats and of­fi­cial op­po­si­tion sta­tus. She has put her en­hanced power and el­e­vated pro­file to good use. In July, she con­demned Ford’s ham-fisted at­tempt to re­peal the sex-ed cur­ricu­lum, and when Ford in­tro­duced the bill to gut the size of city coun­cil, Hor­wath or­ches­trated a protest so loud and dis­rup­tive that the sergeant-at-arms had to es­cort her from the leg­is­la­ture. friends in

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