Horwath campaign sidesteps controversy

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s campaign has had to move it’s headquarters after a controversy over the space rented on King Street East in the downtown.

The space was developed by City Housing in Partnership with Sonic Unyon Records to provide affordable living and studio space for artists.

The NDP riding association rented it out, but controversy soon followed with questions over a city space being used for a political purpose.

Elections Manager Tony Fallis says the city has rules against hosting election campaign events on city property, but there is no specific policy forbidding rental of commercial space to a political party.

To avoid further trouble, the Horwath Campaign has rented new space just down the road on King Street West.

(Hamilton Spectator)

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