November 30th, 2023

Stiles, NDP to keep fighting after Ford Conservatives say ‘NO’ to universal contraception

QUEEN’S PARK - Marit Stiles and her Official Opposition NDP team vow to keep working towards universal contraception after Ford’s Conservatives voted it down.

“It’s outrageous that Ford’s Conservatives voted against giving Ontarians universal contraception today,” said Stiles. “This is a common sense measure to lower barriers to accessing vital health care for so many, and a clear way to help lower costs amidst an affordability crisis.”

MPP Jennie Stevens (St. Catharines) tabled the motion on International Women’s Day in 2023. The motion was voted down by Ford’s Conservatives after debate on November 30.

“It’s been a real honour to work with the advocates and organizations who are working tirelessly to bring universal contraception to Ontario,” said Stevens. “Hearing everyone's voices and their stories has been so meaningful – and I’m determined to keep fighting alongside them until we make this a reality.”

“The fight for universal contraception access doesn’t end here – not by a long shot,” said Stiles. “My Official Opposition NDP team will keep advocating for this important measure until everyone in Ontario has access to the health care they need.”