Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario's Cheri DiNovo Quits Federal NDP Leadership Race Due to Health Reasons

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario's Cheri DiNovo Quits Federal NDP Leadership Race Due to Health Reasons

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DiNovo quits federal NDP leadership race

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TORONTO - Ontario New Democrat Cheri DiNovo is pulling out of the federal NDP's leadership race because of health reasons.

DiNovo, a member of the Ontario legislature, issued a statement saying she suffered what doctors believe were two small strokes in recent weeks, which she called "a terrifying ordeal."

The veteran NDPer says she needs to spend the next month or so focusing on her health so she'll be able to return to the Ontario legislature for the fall sitting.

DiNovo raised eyebrows in June when she announced her bid to replace Tom Mulcair because she didn't have the $30,000 deposit required of federal NDP leadership candidates.

Instead, she declared herself an "unofficial" candidate for the NDP leadership, and said she would "fight for principles rather than for a position. …

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