Author Archives: Ontario NDP

Ontario NDP calls on Ford to protect access to justice in Ontario

NDP MPPs Kristyn Wong-Tam (Toronto Centre) and Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) called on Doug Ford to protect Ontarians’ access to justice by implementing reforms before the Ombudsman Report into Landlord Tenant Board (LTB) delays is released. “Ontarians need to be ready to fight like hell for access to justice. The LTB has been plagued by delays for years, with a backlog ...

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NDP MP Charlie Angus lays out his party’s priorities for the budget

On Monday, NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins – James Bay) says he expects to see help for families in Northern Ontario struggling to access quality health-care services, manage the high cost of living and have good, sustainable jobs in the upcoming budget. “Families all over Northern Ontario need some assurances that the government is going to help them meet the ...

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Le NPD définit ses priorités pour le budget afin d’aider les familles du Nord de l’Ontario

Lundi, le député néo-démocrate Charlie Angus (Timmins–Baie James) dit qu’il s’attend à ce que le prochain budget aide les familles du Nord de l’Ontario qui en arrachent pour avoir accès à des services de santé de qualité, gérer le coût élevé de la vie et avoir de bons emplois durables. « Les familles de tout le Nord de l’Ontario ont besoin de l’assurance ...

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MPP Lise Vaugeois stands opposed to Doug Ford’s health care privatization plan

Thunder Bay – Superior North MPP Lise Vaugeois joins her NDP colleagues in the Ontario legislature in decrying Doug Ford’s move to privatize 50 per cent of the province’s health care system by moving patients to private, for-profit clinics. This move will result in a decline in the quality of care as for-profit enterprises poach health care workers from the ...

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NDP MPPs in Kenora fighting for faster winter road maintenance

While in town as part of the government’s 2023 pre-budget consultations, Ontario NDP Finance critic Catherine Fife (Waterloo), Economic Development critic Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre), and deputy leader Sol Mamakwa ( Kiiwentinoong) held a press conference on January 9th, 2023 calling on the Ford government to implement better winter maintenance standards for Highways 11 and 17. “Northern Ontarians are ...

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Sudbury MPP urges government to lower exposure cap on diesel particulate in mines

Sudbury MPP Jamie West, the NDP critic for Labour, issued the following statement in response to a campaign from Sudbury mine workers to reduce workers’ exposure to dangerous levels of Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM): “Ontarians are indebted to the miners who wake up every day and go to work in challenging environments. Our mining industry provides the raw materials, minerals ...

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Return to the legislature to fix the health care crisis: NDP to Ford

The Official Opposition NDP’s Interim Leader Peter Tabuns and Health critic France Gélinas say Doug Ford should be in the legislature taking action to fix the health care crisis, not packing it in until February while respiratory season rages. According to Ontario’s air ambulance and medical transport service, Ornge, it’s seen a sharp rise in the number of transportations of ...

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Vaugeois stands up for Alstom workers as Ford gives away Ontario Line contract

Lise Vaugeois, NDP MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North, is demanding answers after Ford broke his promise to Thunder Bay’s Alstom workers that anything bought in Ontario should be produced in Ontario. The Ontario NDP had previously called on Ford to ensure Ontario Line subway cars would be built in Thunder Bay, after Ford secretly lowered the Canadian content rules for ...

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Sudbury MPP Jamie West on Ontario’s McIntyre Powder apology

Jamie West, NDP MPP for Sudbury, has been working with former mine workers and affected family members to secure an apology from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to the 25,000 Ontario mine workers who were forced to breathe ‘McIntyre Aluminum Powder.’ West made the following statement after the government issued that apology: “This is an important day in Ontario mining. ...

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NDP statement on education bargaining

Interim Ontario NDP Leader Peter Tabuns released the following statement (November 8th, 2022): “It’s inappropriate for Doug Ford and Stephen Lecce to attempt to take a victory lap. They need to negotiate a fair deal with education workers that guarantees our kids will have the support of caring adults in the classroom. If Mr. Ford and Mr. Lecce are serious ...

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