Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath wrapped up the fall legislative session calling for bold change including: affordable hydro, repairing the serious damage the Liberal government has done to our health and education systems, opportunities for youth, and good jobs and decent benefits for every Ontarian.
“Ontario is at a tipping point. Families are struggling to pay their bills and are worrying about what the future holds,” said Horwath. “Ontarians deserve to have hope again and real opportunity for their kids right here at home.”
Rather than delivering on the “reset” she promised at the beginning of this session, Premier Wynne has allowed hydro rates to skyrocket and is pushing ahead with the sell-off of Hydro One despite strong opposition by the majority of Ontarians. Instead of listening to public concerns the Liberals are severely underfunding healthcare and education. The NDP Leader said it’s now clear. The only “reset” will be on June 7th, 2018.
“Nobody voted for a Premier who does more for Liberal insiders, than she does for families,” said Horwath. “We need a government that puts people first, for a change. And that’s exactly what New Democrats are working to deliver.”
Horwath said that overcrowding in hospitals must end and that patients shouldn’t have to wait so long for the care they need. She said that the Liberals should stop hurting communities by closing local schools and that government should help graduates from growing debt by removing the interest from student loans.
“We have to make it much easier, for all Ontarians, to find a good job, with good pay and decent benefits,” said Horwath, calling on the government to bring in a $15 minimum wage and make changes to employment standards so that every worker can care for their loved ones, spend time with their families and share in all this province has to offer.