August 19th, 2019

Horwath slams Ford’s countdown to cuts speech

OTTAWA — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to Doug Ford’s remarks at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario:

“This morning, Doug Ford confirmed that the countdown to devastating cuts is on. He’s slashing things like public health and child care, things that keep families safe and healthy, and throwing the problems his cuts will create at the feet of municipal councils.

Municipalities — families — can’t afford to fill all the financial holes caused by Ford’s deep cuts, but the human cost of failing people when it comes to public health, ambulance services and child care is unthinkable.

Doug Ford just doesn’t think it’s his job to help people and their cities and towns. Lecturing municipalities about how they spend their money won’t stop measles outbreaks, or help parents find an affordable, safe child care spot for their little one. Municipalities need investment and partnership to deliver services without having to charge a Ford Tax.”