NDP Candidate Raring to Go
THUNDER BAY – “It’s time,” ” TBSN NDP candidate Andrew Foulds said of the oncoming Ontario election. “Andrea Horwath made absolutely the right decision when she announced the NDP could no longer support the provincial Liberals in spite of their latest budget. This budget is largely smoke and mirrors. Promises, promises, promises. The Liberals have broken too many promises.”
Foulds pointed out that the Liberals have failed to implement promises they made to the NDP in last year’s budget. “They failed to reduce insurance rates, they failed to set up a financial accountability office, and they failed to lower hydro rates. All promises they made not only to the NDP but to the people of Ontario. How can the people of Ontario expect them to keep the 70 lavish promises in this year’s budget and still balance the books by 2017? It just doesn’t make sense.”
Foulds went on to comment on the Ring of Fire. “The promised infrastructure funding is years down the road and totally dependent on federal funding,” stated Foulds.
“Then Treasurer Charles Sousa went out of his way to attack the federal government in his speech. That’s just a foolish way to negotiate. Similarly the Ontario Pension Plan is years down the road.”
“So the fundamental question is: Can we trust this Liberal government? They blew $1.1 billion on gas plants to save a few seats in the last election. Then they spent two years wiping out the evidence as they tried to cover up the true costs. The same is true of eHealth and the Orng Air Ambulance boondoggles”.
“Think what we could have done with that money in the North!,” asked Foulds.”Here in the Northwest, and right across the province it’s time. It’s time for a change. The Liberals have had their chance and they blew it. It’s time for a government that makes sense for Ontario. In my campaigning for the past year people are responding to the NDP message”.
“An NDP government would responsibly develop both the transportation and the power infrastructure for our future and potential development. Our present and potential mines, including the Ring of Fire need to benefit everyone – first nations, municipalities, businesses, all our citizens. And they need to benefit us both socially and economically while we protect the environment.”