Slow start here for NDP

Most candidates ready to run locally

Leaders of the three main parties have effectively been in campaign mode since May 2, when Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Ontario would go to the polls on June 12, but surprisingly slow out of the gate is the NDP, the party that triggered the election after announcing it would no longer support the Liberal minority government.

The NDP named Kate Sellar as its candidate in Toronto Centre before the election was called. Candidates in Don Valley West (held by Wynne) and Eglinton-Lawrence were not named until May 10, and a party communications officer said they would “most likely” nominate one to run in St. Paul’s on May 15.

The Liberals, Progressive Conservatives and Green Party have candidates in all four midtown ridings.

Who’s running, where in midtown:

Don Valley West
• Kathleen Wynne, Liberal (Incumbent)
• David Porter, PC
• Khalid Ahmed, NDP
• Louis Fliss, Green


• Mike Colle, Liberal (Incumbent)
• Robin Martin, PC
• Thomas Gallezot, NDP
• Lucas McCann, Green
• Erwin Sniedzins, Independent

St. Paul’s
• Eric Hoskins, Liberal (Incumbent)
• Justine Deluce, PC
• Josh Rachlis, Green
• Luke Savage, NDP

Toronto Centre
• Glen Murray, Liberal (Incumbent)
• Martin Abell, PC
• Kate Sellar, NDP
• Mark Daye, Green
• Bahman Yazdanfar,

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Posted: May 27 2014 7:10 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto