April 11th, 2016

Statement by Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath following meeting with Premier Wynne and PC Leader Patrick Brown

“I entered today’s meeting feeling hopeful that the leaders would come together to agree on a transparent process on how we move forward on the important issue of how political parties are funded and elections are conducted.

I, however, left disappointed as it became clear in the meeting that only two leaders, myself and Mr. Brown, arrived ready to discuss a process that would give Ontarians the confidence they deserve that the deck isn’t stacked in the Premier’s favour.

I’m concerned that the Premier seems to think that the leaders of Ontario’s three largest political parties, meeting behind closed doors today, passes for being consultative, inclusive and transparent. Ontarians know better.

I will continue to push for a process that takes the politics out, and puts Ontarians first.”