TORONTO – Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats laid out her plan to protect good local jobs with a balanced plan to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour while cutting taxes for small business.
QUEEN’S PARK – Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, committed to respecting taxpayers with a plan to appoint a Cabinet Minister responsible for Savings and Accountability, whose role will be finding additional savings worth 0.5% of Ontario’s budget annually.
SCARBOROUGH – Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, sat down with hard-working parents to hear how middle-class families are being squeezed by high electricity and auto insurance rates, and how only the NDP have a plan to help make life more affordable.
THUNDER BAY – Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, joined Thunder Bay-Superior North candidate Andrew Foulds and Thunder Bay-Atikokan candidate Mary Kozorys to talk about the NDP’s plan to put money back into the budgets of middle-class families by taking the HST off hydro bills.
HAMILTON – Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, spent Mother’s Day standing up for families with a plan to protect childcare spaces and make them more affordable for hard-working parents.
WINDSOR – Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, joined hard-working New Democrats Lisa Gretsky, candidate for Windsor West, and Percy Hatfield, candidate for Windsor-Tecumseh, and Taras Natyshak, candidate for Essex, to talk about the NDP’s plan to attract more investment from manufacturing companies and create more good jobs for Ontario workers.
Unilever Canada has announced that they are moving their operations from near Brampton to the United States and putting 280 people out of work.
NIAGARA FALLS – Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, joined Wayne Gates, hard-working NDP MPP for Niagara Falls, at auto parts logistics provider Spencer ARL, to talk about the NDP plan for job creation with targeted tax credits.
Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement on the death of Farley Mowat.
SUDBURY – Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath expressed her condolences today to the families of two First Nickel employees killed at the company’s Lockerby mine, near Sudbury, earlier today.
TORONTO – “I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Lynn Williams, former International President of the United Steelworkers and a true giant of the Canadian labour movement. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and loved ones.”
Dear Ms. Wynne and Mr. Hudak,
As Ontario moves towards election day on June 12, 2014, Ontario families want to know what this election means for them. They will be watching the news, reading the paper, hearing and seeing ads, and talking to volunteers on their doorsteps, but I think it’s essential that they hear from leaders of the province’s leading political parties about the issues that matter in the real world.
Queen’s Park – Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, says she has lost confidence in the Liberal government amid mounting scandal and waste and that it’s time for change.
Toronto – Today the Ontario NDP lodged a formal complaint with Elections Ontario against the Liberals in Kingston and the Islands for illegal online advertising.
The Liberals are running online election advertisements on Facebook during an advertising blackout period stipulated in Ontario elections law.