QUEEN’S PARK – New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath wants Ontarians to have their say on the provincial budget released yesterday by the McGuinty Liberal Government. “We have been clear that in order for this provincial budget to be acceptable, it needs to work for everyday people,” said Horwath. “Last October, Ontarians voted for positive change. In this minority government, New Democrats are taking this budget very seriously.”
Horwath has unveiled a website and toll-free number that Ontarians can use to tell New Democrats what they like, and don’t like about the budget:
www.ondpcaucus.com/yoursay/, www.ondpcaucus.com/exprimez-vous/ or by telephone at 1-855-ONT-BDGT (668-2348).
“This provincial budget will have real impacts on the lives of everyday Ontarians. That’s why it’s essential we ask them if this is the sort of budget that puts their interests first or if they want an election,” Horwath said, noting that a provincial election could hang in the balance. “We need to know if this is a budget that people can live with, and what kinds of changes they would need to see.”