QUEEN’S PARK – Politics – NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has mapped out priorities for the spring Legislative session. Horwath has laid out proposals to make life affordable, help seniors meet their healthcare needs, and take a balanced approach to balancing the budget.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath Maps Political Agenda
“Ontarians understand we’re facing big challenges. They don’t expect us to overcome them overnight but they don’t want to see the same status quo. They expect prudent, affordable change. We can achieve that this session,” said Horwath.
The NDP Leader has not stated if the party will vote in Queen’s Park to support the minority Liberal government under new Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Horwath and her NDP caucus have toured across the province. In a media statement, the New Democrats state they have been consulting with Ontarians on healthcare, jobs, debt and the deficit.
Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak says, “Ontarians rely on quality health care to be there when we need it. We feel a special responsibility to put patients first to make sure that better quality care is there for our loved ones”.
The Liberals are bringing back the Ontario Legislature on February 18th.
As the House gets ready to resume, Horwath put forward achievable ideas that will allow Ontario to focus on making life better for typical families while balancing Ontario’s books:
- A home care guarantee that will ensure seniors receive home care service within 5 days
- Giving the Financial Services Commission a mandate to reduce auto insurance rates by 15 per cent
- A commitment to find savings within the current fiscal framework while protecting the quality services Ontarians rely on
“These are realistic, achievable results that we can deliver, that will help balance the books and help Ontarians in their everyday lives,” concluded Horwath.