Author Archives: Andrea Horwath

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 — ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Andrea Horwath – Happy Canada Day!

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement on Canada Day 2019:   “Happy Canada Day! May you enjoy celebrations with friends and family, and have an opportunity today to appreciate the beauty of Canada and the incredible communities and people that make up this great nation. Ontarians can be proud of their hard work and caring society, which has ...

Read More »

Premier Doug Ford throws his cabinet under the bus for his cuts

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said with Thursday’s cabinet shuffle, Doug Ford is attempting to throw his own cabinet under the bus for executing cuts that he ordered.   “The problem over the last year wasn’t who was executing Doug Ford’s cuts — it was Doug Ford’s cuts. Today, he had a chance to change direction. Instead, he’s throwing ...

Read More »

At Ontario NDP convention, Horwath focuses on plans that deliver on hope

Speaking to more than 1,500 people at the Ontario NDP convention Saturday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was focused on hope — and how the NDP is making plans to deliver. “For all the people hurt by Doug Ford’s cuts, and for all the people worried about how Doug Ford will hurt them next, there is hope,” said Horwath. “We’re going ...

Read More »

Ontario must provide whatever help Pikangikum needs: Horwath

      Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath called on Premier Doug Ford today to commit to providing whatever help Pikangikum First Nation needs after it declared a state of emergency.     The state of emergency was declared as growing forest fires seriously threaten the fly-in community of around 4,000 people.   “Yesterday, I spoke with Chief Amanda ...

Read More »