January 24th, 2017
January 24th, 2017
Sunday evening Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh honoured Ontario’s South Asian media outlets with a reception and dinner event in Brampton.
“A thriving and independent press is one of the foundations of our democracy, and a vibrant ethnic press is crucial in a diverse province like ours,” said Horwath at the event. “The importance of the work that South Asian media does in Ontario cannot be overstated. You ensure that the work our elected representatives do is communicated back to communities that the English-language press doesn’t necessarily reach; and for that, we thank-you most sincerely.”
Horwath and Singh hosted approximately 20 media outlets at the event which was titled: Chardi Kala: Building a Brighter Future for our Families.
“Chardi Kala in Sikhi refers to a mental state of optimism and positivity, so it was the perfect theme for tonight’s event,” said Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh. “We talked about how the NDP can work towards a better future for all Ontarians and why the NDP is the only party that can deliver on issues ranging from the affordability of hydro, quality healthcare that families can count on, and good public education, to tackling the growing problem of racism in our province. It was a fantastic event with many opportunities to exchange ideas and engage in meaningful conversations about the future of Ontario.”
Horwath and Singh were joined by NDP MPP Jennifer French (Oshawa), as well as numerous other elected officials and community and religious leaders.
“I could not be happier about the opportunity to share the NDP’s vision for the future of this great province and to thank the many South Asian media outlets in Ontario for the crucial role that they play in keeping the public informed and shaping the debates we have about the best way to serve Ontarians now and in years to come,” finished Horwath.