April 22nd, 2017

Fired-up NDP convention focused on 2018
A roaring New Democratic Party convention made clear Saturday that they’re ready to run with Andrea Horwath, and they’re aiming for government in 2018. Horwath received a 90-per-cent endorsement from the 1,200-delegate convention. Weeks after announcing that she will reverse the selloff of Hydro One and bring down hydro bills by as much as 30 per cent, she unveiled another major policy piece Saturday: the creation of a universal Pharmacare program if elected. Delegates also spent the first two days of the three-day convention discussing the NDP’s vision for Ontario; one with a government that shares people's priorities, and takes action to make it easier for everyday families to build their lives. Discussion and resolutions included topics like the price of hydro, the cost of housing, overcrowding in hospitals and lagging wages in Ontario. The convention, being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, continues Sunday.