Author Archives: Andrea Horwath

NDP statement in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

MPP Sol Mamakwa, the Official Opposition critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, released the following statement in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, and supporting actions throughout the nation:   “The recent arrests by the RCMP in Wet’suwet’en Nation signal yet another failure on Canada’s part to recognize and respect the laws and rights of Indigenous Peoples. The criminalization of First ...

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NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on the first presumptive case of novel coronavirus

Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition New Democrats, released the following statement in response to news that the first presumptive case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Ontario. “I want to thank all health care and public health employees for the work they’ve done to prepare for an outbreak, and for the work they may do in the ...

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Horwath responds to hallway medicine reports

In response to reporting by CBC on shocking hallway medicine statistics, Andrea Horwath, Leader Official Opposition New Democrats, released the following statement: “After two years of the Ford government, we’ve seen hallway medicine go from bad to worse, and people are suffering. CBC’s reporting describes what so many families have experienced. Long waits in pain and worry. Nights spent on ...

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Statement from Andrea Horwath on mourning plane crash victims

Today is a devastating day for those receiving news that a loved one was among the passengers killed on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752. Our hearts are with all those now grieving. We know now that there were Ontarians among the 63 Canadian victims. I know the people of this province will come together to offer comfort and support to ...

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Horwath responds to Ford’s ongoing refusal to cancel education cuts

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to news that teachers and education workers at many public schools will hold another one-day strike at select boards on Wednesday Jan. 8: “It’s shameful that Doug Ford is digging in his heels on his plan to fire thousands of teachers, cram more kids into classrooms, and force mandatory ...

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Reverse education cuts to stop school walkout: Horwath to Ford

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement as teachers at select boards are poised to walkout for the second time in as many weeks: “I am calling on Doug Ford to reverse his cuts to education, in order to prevent another day of closed schools tomorrow. It’s wrong for him to plow ahead with his reckless scheme ...

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Remembrance Day statement from NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement to mark Remembrance Day: “Today marks 101 years since the First World War came to an end. Ontarians will join Canadians in remembering the bravery and profound sacrifices made by the women and men who served our nation during the Great War, as well as all other wars, conflicts, peacekeeping and ...

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No end to Ford cuts in fall economic statement

With the Conservative Government’s Fall Economic Statement, Premier Doug Ford is not reversing his callous plan to fire 10,000 teachers and thousands of education workers, and he’s not releasing the brutal squeeze he’s put on health care. Instead he is barreling ahead with measures that will hurt students, seniors, patients, Indigenous people, and the environment. “Delaying, backtracking or softening $1.3 ...

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Horwath – Time to recall Legislature and return to work

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says New Democrats are eager to return to the legislature and work for families after Premier Doug Ford went into hiding for five months.   “Five months ago, Doug Ford shut down the legislature and went into hiding to help his friends in the federal Conservative party. It didn’t work,” said Horwath. “While Doug ...

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NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on the Federal Election

Andrea Horwath, NDP Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement:   “I want to congratulate Justin Trudeau on his re-election as Prime Minister and thank all of the candidates who put their names on the ballot, and put their lives on hold to make democracy work.                                                     I look forward to working with the new government ...

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Ford ripping up agreement with Matawa-member First Nations drags Ring of Fire backwards

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the Ford government ripping up the regional framework agreement between Ontario and the chiefs of the Matawa First Nations, which was designed to advance development in the Ring of Fire:   “Ripping up the framework agreement between Ontario and the nine Matawa-member First Nations takes Ontario backwards ...

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Horwath shares vision for stronger communities

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath shared her vision for stronger communities in remarks Monday at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference in Ottawa.   “No matter what part of Ontario we live in, we all want similar things,” said Horwath. “We all want a future where municipalities continue to be the heart of life at home — ...

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Fix the First Nations water crisis, send the bill to Ottawa

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says that since the federal Liberal government has let people down by refusing to ensure there is clean, safe drinking water in First Nations communities, the province needs to step in, address the water crisis and send the bill to Ottawa.   Visiting northern First Nations this week, Horwath spent time in Neskantaga First ...

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NDP urges Ford to take action to stem Thunder Bay job losses

As workers and families reel from the news that Bombardier plans to issue hundreds of lay-off notices at its Thunder Bay plant, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay-Atikokan) are urging the province to get in gear and take action, rather than just letting the jobs go.   “Our hearts are with the workers and families who ...

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