Author Archives: Andrea Horwath

Province must take over second Sienna long-term care home in Woodbridge: NDP

After another disastrous outbreak of COVID-19 at Vista Care Community, a Sienna-owned home in Woodbridge, the NDP is joining the frontline staff in calling for the government to take over management of the home immediately. Staff represented by SEIU Healthcare says staffing levels at the home are so dangerously low that the private manager can’t properly oversee the crisis and ...

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Horwath calls for takeover of many more than two care homes

Weeks late, the government has stepped in to take over two private for-profit long-term care facilities that are failing to protect their residents against COVID-19 — but NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says many more need to come under the direct management of the province. “For weeks, we have all heard horror stories about long-term care homes leaving residents with COVID-19 ...

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Horwath forces a vote on launching a full, independent public inquiry into Ontario’s long-term care system

On Tuesday afternoon, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario will vote on whether to hold a thorough, non-partisan, independent public inquiry — under The Public Inquiries Act — sparked by a motion by NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath.   Since the pandemic began, more than 4,400 residents and staff at Ontario long term care homes have contracted COVID-19, with over 1,400 deaths ...

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Takeover of long-term care homes long overdue: Horwath

Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath said the government’s move to take over the management of long-term care homes in Ontario is welcome, but should have come much sooner, and the government needs to take action on it quickly. The NDP has been calling on the government to do this for weeks, as Ontarians watched in horror as COVID-19 swept through ...

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Déclaration d’Andrea Horwath à l’occasion du Jour de la Terre

En ce 22 avril, à l’occasion du Jour de la Terre, la chef de l’Opposition officielle formée par le NPD, Mme Andrea Horwath, a fait la déclaration suivante : « Aujourd’hui marque le 30ème Jour de la Terre, où les Ontarien·nes se joignent à des gens de partout à travers le monde pour célébrer cette planète que nous partageons toutes ...

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Andrea Horwath marking Earth Day

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement to mark Earth Day: “Today marks the 30th annual Earth Day, where Ontarians join people across the globe in celebrating this planet we all share and re-dedicating ourselves to tackling the climate crisis. Ontario is blessed with more than 250,000 lakes, which contain a third of the fresh water in ...

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Horwath holds kitchen table chat for students struggling due to COVID-19 crisis

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath held a kitchen table chat by video conference with students in Ontario who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Horwath heard from Brandon Rheal Amyot in Orillia, Ali C. in Peterborough and Sarah Jonasson in Brantford. Amyot is currently studying Political Science and Media Studies at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus. They were already ...

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Horwath responds to Economic Recovery Committee

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said today’s announcement that the Ontario government has tasked the majority of its cabinet to look at jobs and economic recovery is disappointing for those who were desperately hoping for an announcement that would help them financially, right now. “Helping everyday people and families get through this, and Saving Main Street, means taking action ...

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Horwath holds kitchen table chat for business owners hurt by COVID-19 crisis

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath held a kitchen table chat by video conference with small business owners in Ontario who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Horwath heard from Mark Furukawa in Hamilton and Melissa Durrell in Waterloo. Furukawa is the Owner/Operator of Dr. Disc, an iconic Hamilton storefront that sells new and used CDs, LPs, and DJ ...

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Cancel prescription co-payments for seniors in Ontario

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath is calling on the Ford government to cancel and cover the drug co-payments seniors in Ontario are required to pay every time they fill a prescription, as COVID-19 measures force seniors to fill their prescriptions more often. The provincial government has asked pharmacists to dispense no more than one month’s worth of medication at ...

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NDP calls for government’s COVID-19 infection modeling to be released

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is asking the Ford government to follow the actions of the British Columbia and Alberta governments and release its infection modeling so that Ontarians can better understand the importance of physical distancing and staying at home during this pandemic. Alberta’s modeling has revealed their healthcare system will require thousands of intensive care beds and ventilators.   ...

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Horwath: Financial statement leaves out help for people

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is concerned the provincial government’s financial statement lacks the direct financial assistance many Ontarians and small and medium-sized local businesses will need to get by during the COVID-19 crisis. “Far too many workers, families and small businesses were already struggling to stay afloat before the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Horwath. “Now a lot of folks have seen ...

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