Tabuns to Helm Ontario NDP heading into the new sitting



The Horwath era of the Ontario NDP is over.


Peter Tabuns the Toronto-Danforth Member of Provincial Parliament was selected as the interim leader of the official opposition on Tuesday Night.


In a tweet, the Toronto area MPP said, "My thanks to the members of the (Ontario New Democratic Party) who have appointed me their interim leader. I appreciate your confidence and your trust. You know I will fight for the people of this province, and I know you will too."


Tabuns was an early frontrunner for the position of interim leader after Andrea Horwath announced on election night in early June that she would be stepping down from the role.


Tabuns has been the MPP for Toronto Danforth since 2006, and ran for the position of elected leader in 2009 being defeated by Andrea Howath.


As the new leader of the Ontario NDP, Tabuns will lead the smaller caucus against Doug Ford.