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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

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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.

Humboldt Broncos unveil 29 banners to honour passengers of bus crash

  Humboldt Broncos unveil 29 banners to honour passengers of bus crash Following their emotional home opener Wednesday night, the Humboldt Broncos organization paid tribute to the 29 people involved in the tragic bus crash on April 6. The Humboldt Broncos organization held a post-game tribute and memorial banner ceremony to honour the 29 people involved in th It was a step towards healing for the Humboldt community and everyone affected on Wednesday night.READ MORE: Nipawin Hawks hold on to beat Broncos 2-1 at home opener in HumboldtThe unveiling was held, along with a video tribute, for 29 banners with the names of the victims on the 2017-18 Broncos’ bus.

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Humboldt Broncos player joins Saskatoon Blades staff .
SASKATOON - One of the Humboldt Broncos hockey players injured in a bus crash that killed 16 people has joined his hometown Western Hockey League team as an assistant to the coaches. The Saskatoon Blades say in a news release that Xavier Labelle, who is 18, has joined the major junior team as a hockey operations assistant. Labelle suffered a fractured skill, a concussion, internal bleeding and 20 broken bones on April 6 when a transport truck collided with the junior hockey team's bus in Saskatchewan. © Provided by thecanadianpress.com Xavier Labelle of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team attends a news conference in Las Vegas on June 19, 2018.

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