“Is Andrea Horwath for Real” – Ontario Liberals

Andrea Horwath New Democcrat Leader
New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath

Kathleen Wynne Asks if Andrea Horwath is ‘For Real?’

TORONTO – POLITICS – “The reckless actions of Andrea Horwath’s NDP just don’t make any sense. Why have the NDP plunged Ontario into an election over our plan to create jobs, build transit and secure pensions if they have no plan of their own to offer voters? Ontarians have every right to ask: Is Andrea Horwath for real?”, states Charles Sousa, Ontario’s Finance Minister, and candidate for Mississauga South.

The Ontario Liberals have spent the first days of the campaign targeting the federal Conservatives. Now they are taking aim at Andrea Horwath and the New Democrats. The news comes as an Ipsos Reid Poll shows the latest poll numbers.

The Liberals say, “Today is the fourth day of a provincial election triggered by Andrea Horwath and the NDP when they rejected the 2014 Budget”.

Premier Kathleen Wynne
Premier Kathleen Wynne addresses Toronto Board of Trade
Liberal Finance Minister and candidate for Mississauga South Charles Sousa showcased an ad in which Premier Kathleen Wynne questions the NDP’s decision to put her clear plan to support families and create jobs at risk.

In accordance with election rules, the commercial will not run in any paid media until midnight on May 21, when the Elections Ontario advertising blackout ends. Until then, the ad is on Youtube, where people can view the “sneak preview” of the ad according to a press release from the Liberal campaign team.

The ad highlights the job-creating initiatives, supports for families, and transit projects contained in the 2014 Budget that Andrea Horwath and the NDP rejected, including:

  • Help for families with an indexed increase to the Ontario Child Benefit.
  • Creating the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan to give people the comfortable, secure retirement they deserve
  • An achievable plan to invest in roads, bridges and transit to make everyday life easier and grow the economy.
  • A 2.5 billion dollar plan to create new jobs by partnering with business.

The Liberals, in a statement say, “The hasty, behind-closed-doors decision by Andrea Horwath and the NDP to plunge Ontario into an election means the Liberal Budget and Premier Kathleen Wynne’s clear, achievable plan for jobs, transit and secure pensions is on hold. Andrea Horwath’s decision not to support the Budget and force this election is particularly puzzling given that the NDP have no realistic plan of their own. The reckless actions of Andrea Horwath’s NDP just don’t make any sense”.