THUNDER BAY – Ontario NDP Leader Horwath visited the flood-damaged areas of Thunder Bay today. On behalf of New Democrats she expressed support to the community and congratulated the hard work of officials and volunteers. “With true northern spirit, neighbours have come together to help their fellow neighbours. City officials, first responders, utility crews, workers at the Atlantic Street Secondary Sewage Plant, the Salvation Army, and the Red Cross have done an incredible job of keeping people safe” said Horwath.
In the early days of the crisis Horwath promised Mayor Keith Hobbs that New Democrats would do everything they could to help.
“Last week I told the Premier that the people of Thunder Bay are tough as nails, but that the city with a giant heart needs a helping hand from government.” said Horwath. “I’m relieved that Thunder Bay has finally been declared a Disaster Area so that money can start flowing immediately from the Province to this flood stricken city. New Democrats will make sure that the people of Thunder Bay get all the support they need to rebuild their lives.”