Statement from Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on departures of Matthews, Sandals

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath issued the following statement regarding announcements by two more of Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet ministers that they will not be running for re-election in 2018:

“I’d like to thank both President of the Treasury Board Liz Sandals and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews for their years of public service.

On behalf of the Ontario NDP MPPs and New Democrats across the province, I’d like to wish Minister Sandals and Deputy Premier Matthews all the best in whatever they take on next.

I also send our thanks to the families of these two women. Those in public service benefit from the support and sacrifice of loved ones, and I hope that Minister Sandals and Deputy Premier Matthews find the years after they leave Queen's Park filled with friends and family"