Better government replacing cynicism with hope
Replacing the cynicism of the past two decades with hope is going to take a government that’s honest. A government that puts people at the heart of every decision it makes. It’s going to take Andrea Horwath and the NDP.
Our changes for the better
MPP Code of Conduct
Better oversight of Hydro One
Open & accountable government
Andrea Horwath and the NDP will direct Elections Ontario to restore enumeration of Ontario voters.
We will create an Election Finances Commission to review and provide regular recommendations on updating Ontario’s election finance law, with a primary focus on electoral fairness. The commission will include representation from Elections Ontario, members of civil society such as academia, law and civic organizations, and nominees from major political parties.
And we will ask the commission to deliver recommendations on improving Ontario democracy and increasing citizen participation and engagement in the political process, during and between elections. We’ll ask that those recommendations include models of proportional representation.
Working with Cities
Muncipal governments deserve an honest partnership with the provincial government, and not the blaming and buck-passing we’ve seen from Liberal and Conservative governments.
- We will restore funding for the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund, allowing local governments to make long-term plans.
- An NDP government will ensure that the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) lives up to its mandate to ensure local communities and local planners are respected and supported when they invest time and resources getting support for updated land use plans and policies.
- We will allow municipal governments to experiment with reforms such as permanent-resident voting and alternative voting, to encourage greater participation in civic life.
This is what we're fighting for
Together, we can change Ontario for the better. Are you in?