Ontario's NDP

Ontario's NDP

October 09, 2007 12:11 ET

NDP Heads Into Election Day with Momentum

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2007) - NDP Leader Howard Hampton kicked off the last day of campaigning riding high on the party's building momentum. As election day approaches, working women and men across Ontario are turning to the NDP as a positive alternative to stop Dalton McGuinty from getting a blank cheque.

"It feels great out on the streets this morning. People are coming up to me and they're thanking us for talking about the issues that matter to them," said Hampton.

"They're saying they don't want another four years of an arrogant, complacent, uncaring Dalton McGuinty majority that has no reason to do anything or listen to anyone. They've seen that John Tory's no option. His campaign has been a disaster and he's let Dalton McGuinty off the hook."

Hampton spent the morning in the three Toronto ridings won by the NDP in recent by-elections - York South Weston, Parkdale High Park and Toronto Danforth - before heading to Hamilton East Stoney Creek where the party hopes to make further gains following Andrea Horwath's by-election victory in 2004.

"We were told these ridings were Liberal strongholds and that we were crazy to imagine they could be won by the NDP. Working men and women don't like to be told how to vote, and they don't' like being taken for granted by McGuinty Liberals. They knew they had a choice. They could vote for someone who cared, someone who would stick up for them. And that someone was the NDP," said Hampton.

"I'm confident that tomorrow, we're going to see more so-called Liberal safe seats turning orange," he added.

Hampton will cap the day off with stops in Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma-Manitoulin and Thunder Bay before landing in is home riding of Fort Frances where he will spend Election day.

"While Dalton McGuinty arrogantly kicks back acting like the campaign is already over, talking about his big fat majority, New Democrats are out talking to voters about the issues that matter to them. This campaign isn't over, it's the voters' election, not Dalton McGuinty's," said Hampton.

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