It’s a sign of the times when a potential provincial candidate finds the NDP too conservative for her taste and instead joins the Kathleen Wynne Liberals; but that is what Hamilton activist and editorialist Deirdre Pike has done. And to add insult to injury, Pike will run against NDP leader Andrea Horvath in her home riding of Hamilton Centre. In the past Deirdre Pike was an active supporter of Horvath, and she acknowledges that her decision to abandon the NDP has caused some strained relations with former allies. But she feels the NDP have been too quiet on poverty issues. For sure this will make the June race in Hamilton Centre of more than passing interest and the likely Cable 14 TV candidates’ debate must-see television.
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