NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she’ll be using the new legislative session to bring the voices of Ontario people to Queen’s Park, and propose solutions to the frustrating situation the Liberal government has put them in.
“Ontario is at a tipping point,” said Horwath. “The cost of living – especially the cost of hydro – is painful. Things we all count on, like hospitals and schools, are being cut and squeezed. Premier Wynne let Ontario down, and it feels like she simply doesn’t get what families are going through.”
Horwath said acknowledging the reality for everyday Ontarians has to be followed by action.
“We see the Liberal government tinker around the edges where they think it might help Premier Wynne and her party. And we see Mr. Brown’s Conservatives oppose without proposing solutions. That’s not going to cut it for families who are facing growing costs, growing debt and stagnant or dropping incomes.”
Horwath noted that taking action on hydro disconnections in the winter is at the top of her priority list.
“The solution Ontario families need is lower hydro prices,” she said. “But in the meantime, I won’t let the Liberals and Conservatives play political games with people’s lives. I’ll be moving to prevent any more families from having the heat shut off in the middle of winter immediately by severing that clause from the omnibus Bill 27, and pushing to get that through the house before any more families suffer.”
MPPs return to regular sitting hours at Queen’s Park starting Tuesday, Feb. 21.