HAMILTON – An enthusiastic crowd of people from across the province came together in Andrea Horwath’s hometown of Hamilton Sunday to join the NDP Leader as she launched the party’s campaign to bring change for the better to Ontario families — the largest campaign the NDP has ever run in Ontario.
“I love Ontario,” said Horwath. “And there’s so much more we can do to make sure everyone in this great province can build their best life here.
“The Liberals and Kathleen Wynne had 15 years, and instead of making life better, they made cuts in our hospitals and they sold off Hydro One,” said Horwath. “And Doug Ford is planning to do even more damage. He has vowed to privatize everything he can — our health care, and every other service we count on are at risk. He’s promised to cut billions of dollars from our hospitals, our children’s classrooms and our job-creating programs.
“Ontarians have made it clear that they want change — they want a new premier — but everyday people in Ontario can’t afford Doug Ford’s cuts and privatization when it comes to health care and the services we count on.”
Horwath said her campaign will focus on five major priorities:
• Provide drug and dental coverage for all Ontarians
• End hallway medicine and fix seniors care
• Cut hydro bills 30 per cent by bringing Hydro One back into public hands
• Take on student debt by converting loans to grants and creating thousands of student co-op jobs
• Protect middle class families by having the wealthiest people and most profitable corporations pay their fair share
Horwath released the NDP’s complete and fully-costed platform in April. On Sunday she was officially nominated as the NDP candidate for Hamilton Centre — now, she’ll campaign throughout the province until the June 7 election.
“Ontarians don’t have to settle for a bad premier or one that would be worse. It’s time to replace cynicism with hope,” said Horwath. “We can stop the painfully long waits in health care. We can make life more affordable for families — including affordable hydro and affordable child care.
“I’m running to be the next premier of this great province, because it’s time not only for change in Ontario – but change for the better.”
For more information on the Ontario NDP platform https://www.ontariondp.ca/platform
For information on the Ontario Liberal Party platform https://www.ontarioliberal.ca/
For information on the Progressive Conservative platform for the June 7, 2018 provincial http://www.fordnationlive.ca/