Horwath Expresses Disappointment in Provincial Budget Update

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Andrea Horwath New Democcrat Leader
New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Tuesday she’s disappointed that the province’s budget update didn’t address the priorities of Ontario people and families, allocating no new resources to make life more affordable, ease the gridlock in health care or tackle the repairs needed in Ontario’s schools.

“Ontario families are looking for help making their hydro bills more affordable,” said Horwath. “And they’re looking for real solutions to deal with the hospital gridlock and hallway medicine crisis. Many Ontarians have raised major concerns about seniors care, and they’re also concerned that the Wynne Liberals have allowed $15.9 billion in needed repairs to go unaddressed in their children’s schools.

“There were no new commitments in today’s economic update to give families hope that the services they count on will be improving.”

Horwath said it doesn’t have to be this way.

“With a premier that shares the priorities of Ontario families, we can have a plan that offers hope,” said Horwath. “But because Kathleen Wynne ignored the needs of people and families, leaning on re-announcements and stretch goals with no funding commitments, I’d say this economic update is a major disappointment for Ontarians, and I don’t blame them for feeling let down.”

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