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Horwath defends her expenses
The Toronto Sun has its hands on receipts through a freedom of information request that show the NDP leader and staff have expensed things like coffee, bagels and 25-cent parking.
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NDP leader Andrea Horwath is defending her expenses.

In the past, she has criticized public-sector CEOs for nickel and diming the taxpayer.

The Toronto Sun, meanwhile, reports that Horwath and her assistants themselves have expensed things like coffee, bagels and 25-cent parking.

The paper has its hands on receipts that the Liberal party obtained through a freedom of information request. 

Horwath was asked about it outside Queen's Park this morning.

"I travel around this province quite a bit. I'm on the road very, very regularly," she said. "I try to keep my expenses as low as possible and before I submit them I pass them through the integrity commissioner."

Horwath announced that if elected, the NDP would start a $60-million Open Schools Fund.

She says the fund would help keep aging and under-utilized schools open for community use.

Horwath says that starting in 2016, school boards would be able to apply for money to renovate and repurpose facilities threatened with closure so that others can take advantage of the space.

She says the program would help ``protect schools that are at the heart of our communities'' and ensure communities can ``provide affordable activities in the evenings and weekends.''

As for the other provincial leaders, premier Kathleen Wynne has no campaign events scheduled today and PC leader Tim Hudak will be in Whitby and Toronto.

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NDP leader Andrea Horwath is defending her expenses.

In the past, she has criticized public-sector CEOs for nickel and diming the taxpayer.

The Toronto Sun, meanwhile, reports that Horwath and her assistants themselves have expensed things like coffee, bagels and 25-cent parking.

The paper has its hands on receipts that the Liberal party obtained through a freedom of information request. 

Horwath was asked about it outside Queen's Park this morning.

"I travel around this province quite a bit. I'm on the road very, very regularly," she said. "I try to keep my expenses as low as possible and before I submit them I pass them through the integrity commissioner."

Horwath announced that if elected, the NDP would start a $60-million Open Schools Fund.

She says the fund would help keep aging and under-utilized schools open for community use.

Horwath says that starting in 2016, school boards would be able to apply for money to renovate and repurpose facilities threatened with closure so that others can take advantage of the space.

She says the program would help ``protect schools that are at the heart of our communities'' and ensure communities can ``provide affordable activities in the evenings and weekends.''

As for the other provincial leaders, premier Kathleen Wynne has no campaign events scheduled today and PC leader Tim Hudak will be in Whitby and Toronto.

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