'Socialism' just fine with Ontario NDP leader
TORONTO - The word "socialism" doesn't scare Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath but don't expect to see it splashed on the side of her campaign vehicles.
"It's a word I've used to describe my value system in the past," Horwath said Thursday. "It's not a word I'm afraid of or that I have a problem with. But when you get really focused on the labels and the detailed words that are kind of internal to a party document, people's eyes glaze over."
The word "socialism" is not derogatory, she said.
"I don't think it's an insult at all," she said. "I think it speaks to a value system that says that the wealth that's created in a society should be shared. And people shouldn't be living in dire or desperate poverty."