Author Archives: Andrea Horwath

Horwath calls for pause on symptomatic COVID patient testing in pharmacies

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to media reports that pharmacies will be tapped to do testing of people who are symptomatic for COVID, and who have had close contact with people who are COVID-positive: “Pharmacies need to be safe for seniors, immunocompromised people and parents with unvaccinated little ones, who all need and deserve to ...

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Horwath slams Ford’s refusal to mandate vaccines for health workers

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the Ford government’s refusal to mandate vaccines for health workers: “Unvaccinated staff should not be allowed in the ICU, in pediatric wards with sick babies, in the homes of vulnerable home care patients, or anywhere at all in health care, or in our children’s schools. Doug Ford ...

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Horwath calls for health care hiring and retention strategy to shorten health care wait times

In Sault Ste. Marie Thursday, October 14th, 2021, Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath called for an urgent health care recruitment and retention action plan to relieve and respect exhausted health care workers, and turn around growing wait times for patients. Ontario’s Science Table reports that 43 per cent of members of Registered Nurses Association of Ontario are considering leaving ...

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Horwath calls on Ford to do better on mandatory vaccines, vaccine certificates

NDP and Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement: “COVID-19 cases have been on the rise, and the first day of school is three weeks from today. We urgently and desperately need to put the safety of children first, protect vulnerable people, and stop the spread. No unvaccinated person should be in a classroom or health care setting. ...

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Statement from Andrea Horwath

Ontario’s Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the horrific discovery of hundreds of children in unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school near the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan: “These precious children, and many others across the country, should have lived full lives. Every child matters. And their children and ...

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Horwath calls for investment to urgently perform delayed surgeries

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is calling for provincial funding and an urgent action plan to help people quickly get the procedures and surgeries they need, hundreds of thousands of which have been delayed by COVID-19. “Thousands of people are coping with pain and worry while they wait for procedures like cancer scans, hip replacements and even heart surgeries,” ...

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Ford plans to shut down Queen’s Park — Horwath to refuse until Ford replaces police state with public health

Doug Ford’s government has informed the NDP it intends to shut down the legislature by Wednesday. Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and the NDP MPPs will refuse to cooperate until the government has reversed its dangerous police-state orders in their entirety, and replaced them with public health measures to stop COVID-19. “People are laying in crowded hospital hallways, struggling to ...

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Le NPD dévoile le plan climatique le plus audacieux qu’ait connu l’Ontario

Andrea Horwath et le NPD viennent de dévoiler le plan climatique le plus ambitieux, le plus efficace et le plus faisable qu’ait jamais connu l’Ontario. Dans Climat. Emplois. Justice. Pacte vert néo-démocrate, le NPD d’Andrea Horwath s’engage à metre en oeuvre une stratégie exhaustive pour faire de l’Ontario une province à zéro émission d’ici 2050, et à organiser une transition ...

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NDP releases Ontario’s boldest-ever climate plan

Andrea Horwath and the NDP are laying out the boldest, most effective and achievable climate plan Ontario’s ever had. In Climate. Jobs. Justice. A Green New Democratic Deal Horwath’s NDP commits to a comprehensive strategy to make Ontario net-zero by 2050, and orchestrate a just transition including the creation of 100,000 permanent jobs from an ambitious building retrofit program, and ...

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Horwath rotates legislative responsibilities

In addition to creating new critic responsibilities, Official Opposition leader Andrea Horwath has shuffled legislative responsibilities within her team. “Everyday families deserve a government that gives them hope by going all-in on stopping the spread, and they deserve a government that gives them the help they need to make it to the other side of this horrific pandemic,” said Horwath. ...

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Ford still chooses crowded classrooms, Horwath urges provincial funding to cap

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the announcement of federal funding for the return to school, and Doug Ford’s choice not to use those funds to shrink class sizes: “It’s gut-wrenching for families and educators that Doug Ford continues to choose crowded classrooms instead of smaller, safer classes. After today’s federal education funding ...

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back-to-school scheme leaves parents feeling anxious and afraid for September

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath stood alongside anxious parents Wednesday at Birch Cliff Public School in Scarborough who are desperately worried about Doug Ford’s dangerous back-to-school scheme that puts the health of their children at risk and fails to offer any child care support if the start of the school year is delayed.   “For months now, parents have ...

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