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Ontario’s New Democrat leader officially launched what her party is promising to be “the biggest campaign” in its history on Sunday, reaffirming her party’s commitment to a platform released earlier in April.

Andrea Horwath was nominated as a candidate in her riding of Hamilton Centre at an event in Hamilton that also featured community leaders, other legislators and Tom Wilson of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

The vote in June marks the third election in which Horwath has led the NDP.

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The NDP’s platform promised free child care for families earning less than $40,000 and a boost to hospital budgets if elected.

Horwath reiterated those promises at Sunday’s launch, along with a pledge to bring Hydro One back into public hands, and once again presented the NDP as an alternative to the governing Liberals and the Opposition Progressive Conservatives.

“Let’s knock on more doors than ever before,” Horwath told the gathered crowd. “Let’s replace the cynicism of those other parties with hope.”

The leader of Ontario’s NDP is promising pharmacare and dental coverage for everyone if the party wins the province’s upcoming election. Andrea Horwath revealed parts of the NDP platform at a Toronto event on Saturday The Canadian Press
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