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Wynne urged to reveal which cabinet ministers got free maid service

TORONTO - New Democrats today launched a website calling on Kathleen Wynne to release the names of Liberal cabinet ministers who had their homes cleaned for free and were named in Ontario Provincial Police documents as part of an investigation into an elaborate kickback scheme.

The investigation began after an audit revealed that a contract cleaner had routinely overbilled on contracts received through Liberal government ministries. The contractor billed over $2.2 million dollars for government cleaning contracts between March 2002 and August 2008. (http://goo.gl/yjAgz8

Horwath plan will help bring good jobs and investment to Windsor families

WINDSOR – Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, took her Plan that Makes Sense to Windsor to talk about her plan to bring more investment and good jobs to Windsor while Tim Hudak is promising to fire 100,000 people and after ten years of Liberal scandal middle class families are falling behind.

“People feel ignored by Kathleen Wynne and Tim Hudak’s ideas just don’t make sense. I’ve listened to Ontarians, I respect their priorities like: starting with good jobs,” said Horwath, joined by Windsor-West NDP candidate Lisa Gretzky. “Our plan will make life more affordable for families worried about the bills, reward job creators, encourage investment in manufacturing and respect the value of taxpayer’s dollars.”

Pundits Praise New Ad About Andrea Horwath And Plan That Makes Sense

Political pundits responded with praise to a new advertisement featuring Andrea Horwath and her plan for change that makes sense for Ontario. The ad highlights how Horwath’s Hamilton roots have molded her as a fighter for everyday families, and is filmed candidly at her home and in her neighborhood with unscripted moments, and a soundtrack by award-winning Hamilton band the Arkells.

“This is a good-looking ad” said Adam Radwanski of the Globe and Mail. Cristina Howorun from CTV praised the ad saying: “love when politicians integrate solid music into their story.” John Michael McGrath from Queen’s Park briefing said: “Points to Horwath for putting her urban politics record front and centre.” Carly Conway from CHCH TV said: “@AndreaHorwath launches new TV ad & it's suuuuper.”

The ad will run over the next few weeks and, if initial reactions are any indication, will further highlight that Andrea Horwath is the only leader fighting for everyday people with ideas that make sense.

“Andrea has a powerful story to tell,” says NDP Director of Communications Jen Hassum. “She’s warm, she’s approachable, and most importantly, people trust her.”

NDP launches new TV ad: Andrea can deliver a plan that makes sense

TORONTO – The Ontario NDP released a new advertisement featuring Andrea Horwath and her plan for change that makes sense for Ontario. Andrea is filmed candidly at her home and in her neighborhood and presents her plan, unscripted, speaking directly to voters with a soundtrack by Hamilton artists The Arkells.

“Andrea has a powerful story to tell. Voters relate to her story, her values, and her plan for change that makes sense,” says NDP Director of Communications Jen Hassum. “She’s warm, she’s approachable, and most importantly, people trust her. They know she has their best interests in mind.”

Praise for the NDP Plan that Makes Sense

In a high-energy event today, surrounded by Ontarians of all ages, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath launched her campaign platform, a Plan that Makes Sense.

Horwath launches her plan that makes sense

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TORONTO –NDP Leader Andrea Horwath launched her party’s platform this morning, saying Ontarians are ready for a plan that makes sense.

“People are ready for change, and I believe most people are looking for change that makes sense,” said Horwath.

“Our plan saves more than it spends. Instead of wasting billions on scandals like the Liberals, we will stand up for middle class families and invest in people’s priorities: jobs, healthcare, education, and making life affordable.”

 

Horwath making sense with plan to make school use more affordable for communities

BRAMPTON—Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, was joined by Gurpreet Dhillon, NDP candidate for Brampton-Springdale, to talk about the NDP plan to help community groups use schools and make after hour and weekend programs more affordable for children, seniors and parents.

Horwath plan will focus on healthcare fundamentals, cut ER wait times in half

TORONTO — Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, says after ten years of Liberal government patients with complex needs still spend more than 10 hours in ERs to get care they need.  The New Democrat Leader says it’s time to focus on the fundamentals and laid out her goal of cutting ER waits by half.

 

Horwath calls for Leader’s debate on jobs

TORONTO — Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats called on Kathleen Wynne and Tim Hudak to respond to the priorities of Ontarians and join her for a debate exclusively on jobs and growing the economy.

The Liberal Record: 10 years of mismanagement

TORONTO – This morning Ontario New Democrat Taras Natyshak previewed a soon-to-be-released advertisement about the central choice facing voters when they cast their ballots in the province’s general election on June 12.

Andrea Horwath’s “Open Schools” plan will protect schools at the heart of communities

KINGSTON — Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats joined Mary Rita Holland, the NDP candidate for Kingston and the Islands, to talk about the NDP ‘Open Schools’ plan that will help keep local schools open and available for more community use.

Horwath will clean up mess in electricity system and get prices under control

SARNIA - Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, says  the facts that Ontario loses a billion dollars a year exporting discount electricity to neighboring jurisdictions is just another example of an electricity system that doesn’t make sense to middle class families. She laid out her plan to merge agencies, cap CEO pay and use direct trading to get a better price for Ontario’s electricity exports.  

Horwath plan will help lowest paid workers and small businesses

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.

New Minister of Savings and Accountability will be dedicated to finding 0.5% budget savings annually

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.

Eraa Supermarket in Scarborough – tasty vada and pakora!

New Democrats are listening to families and providing a plan to make life more affordable

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.

Hitting the Pavement in Sudbury

New Democrats make life more affordable for families by taking the HST off hydro bills

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.