The New Democratic Party of Ontario
is one of three major political parties in Ontario
. It governed the province from 1990 to 1995, and is currently the third-largest party in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
The NDP led at the time by Howard Hampton
ran a full state of 103 candidates in the 2003 Ontario provincial election
, seven of whom were elected. Three more candidates were elected in by-elections held in 2004, March 2006 and February 2007. Several NDP candidates have their own biography pages. Information about other candidates may be found here.
A columnist for the Sault Star
newspaper, based in Sault Ste. Marie
. A professional outdoorsman, and has written extensively about hunting. Criticized the decision of Mike Harris
's government to cancel the spring bear hunt in Ontario, claiming the decision was not based on science. Also teaches fly-fishing. President of the Sault Ste. Marie NDP in 2004.
Received 9,459 votes (31.71%), finishing a strong second against Liberal
incumbent Mike Brown
An elementary school teacher, and President of the Hamilton-Wentworth
Elementary Teachers' Federation. Participated in the provincial teachers' strike against Mike Harris
's government in 1997. Hayes made education the primary issue of her campaign.
She received 5,666 votes (11.69%), finishing third against Liberal Ted McMeekin
. Hayes considered running for the Hamilton municipal... Read More