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Canada NDP’s Andrea Horwath criticized for mixing politics with Humboldt tragedy

08:51  14 september  2018
08:51  14 september  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

Return of Broncos 'bittersweet' for alumni

  Return of Broncos 'bittersweet' for alumni Ross Gilchrist was taken aback by how much a bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos affected him personally. Gilchrist played for the junior hockey franchise from 1971 to 1973. The crash, which left 16 dead and many others dealing with lifelong injuries, prompted him to call a couple of former teammates and get an alumni association started. He was able to purchase nearly 30 tickets for when the Broncos get back on the ice Wednesday night for their first regular season game since the tragedy and he offered them to the 220 people he managed to get on the team's alumni mailing list."We just got inundated," Gilchrist recalls from his home in Victoria, B.C.

NDP leader accused of mixing politics with Humboldt tragedy. © File photo NDP leader accused of mixing politics with Humboldt tragedy.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is facing online backlash for mixing Ontario politics with the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.

On Wednesday night, Horwath tweeted "Ford chaos in Ontario notwithstanding, my heart is in Humbolt with so many other Canadians from across our country."

However, it immediately caused several people to respond to the Hamilton Centre MPP with harsh criticism, with some calling the comment "gross", "tasteless" and "disrespectful."

Humboldt was also misspelled in the tweet, which has since been deleted.

Back on the ice: Humboldt Broncos play 1st regular season game since the crash

  Back on the ice: Humboldt Broncos play 1st regular season game since the crash Ross Gilchrist was able to purchase nearly 30 tickets for when the Broncos get back on the ice Wednesday night for their first regular season game since the tragedy and he offered them to the 220 people he managed to get on the team's alumni mailing list. "We just got inundated," Gilchrist recalls from his home in Victoria, B.C. Emails started to flood in from people all over the world, including England and Sweden, who wanted to come and show their support. Team president Jamie Brockman says he is not really sure what to expect when the Broncos face the Nipawin Hawks Wednesday night.

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Ford government to unveil its peek inside Liberal books .
Ontario's Finance Minister Vic Fedeli is promising to reveal the "true state" of the province's budget on Friday morning, in a speech on Bay Street.Fedeli will announce the findings of an inquiry into the previous Liberal government's accounting practices. He and Premier Doug Ford are dropping strong hints that the province's current deficit is much bigger than the Liberals claimed.

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