Provincial

Horwath demands Wynne listen to health care workers speaking out

Jan 24, 2018 @ 22:15 News reports today, Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 reveal that a number of doctors, nurses and administrators are speaking out about dangerous hospital overcrowding in the Greater Toronto Area. Andrea Horwath, who has been raising alarm bells about growing hospital overcrowding concerns for over a year, released the following statement in response:   “Doctors and front-line ...

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Wynne Liberals making it more difficult for Ontario families in 2018: Horwath

Jan 23, 2018 @ 19:14 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the latest commentary by Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office, released Tuesday, shows how life is getting harder for Ontario families. Horwath released the following statement:   “Today’s report by the FAO highlights what too many Ontarians already know — families are being squeezed. Under the Wynne Liberals, Ontario household debt is ...

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Change is Happening – Andrea Horwath

Jan 21, 2018 @ 14:47 Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario NDP made this statement Saturday morning in Sudbury.   “This morning, millions of people around the globe marched for women’s rights, and I was proud to do the same, marching alongside Ontario women in Sudbury. I marched because there are women who still make about 70 cents on the ...

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Reunification wait-list should be part of broad inquiry into long-term care

Jan 19, 2018 @ 13:03 Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says that the long wait-list for couples waiting to be reunited in Ontario’s long-term care system should be part of a broad public inquiry into the problems in Ontario’s long-term care system – a public inquiry Horwath has vowed to launch.   On Friday, Horwath sat down with Sudbury resident ...

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Wettlaufer inquiry restricted, families with loved ones in care silenced

Jan 18, 2018 @ 17:35 Families and care workers that wanted to testify at the Wettlaufer inquiry about problems in long-term care homes have been denied the opportunity to speak. The inquiry’s mandate from Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals doesn’t include listening to those people – and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said that shows why a second phase, broad, find-and-fix public inquiry ...

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Statement from Premier Wynne and Minister Del Duca on Amazon’s HQ2 Shortlist

Jan 18, 2018 @ 13:36 Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Economic Development and Growth Steven Del Duca today released the following statement recognizing Ontario’s position on the shortlist of locations for Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2): “The Government of Ontario welcomes the news that Amazon has placed the Toronto Region on its shortlist as a potential site for HQ2, with ...

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PC – Shuffling chairs on a sinking ship

Jan 17, 2018 @ 22:38 Today, Premier Wynne’s Liberal government suffers blows with the loss of key veterans in Cabinet, as she announces replacements to try and keep the ship afloat. “Premier Wynne’s cabinet remains bloated despite the fact that her key ministers don’t want to run again,” said Ontario PC Deputy Leader Steve Clark. “Wynne has made this cabinet ...

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NDP – Liberals play musical chairs to save seats

Jan 17, 2018 @ 22:33 Statement by Ontario NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson “Once again Kathleen Wynne is letting Ontarians down by focusing on herself and her Liberal party. Today’s game of musical chairs gives people no hope that Wynne is focused on fixing the things that matter most to Ontario families – things like the hospital overcrowding across the ...

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Premier Wynne Makes Cabinet Minister Changes

Jan 17, 2018 @ 22:19 Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced changes to her cabinet that place eight women, including three new ministers, in key roles across government. In this time of economic change, Ontario is moving forward on a plan to create more fairness and opportunity for everyone. This updated cabinet draws on the strength of the government team to ...

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Jobs, public services in jeopardy as Carillion collapses

Jan 16, 2018 @ 15:48 The NDP says the collapse of Carillion, used by the Liberal government and previous Conservative governments to privatize hospital and highway construction maintenance and operations, shows that Ontario’s essential public services should be put back into public hands. Carillion, a U.K.-based corporation that owns Carillion Canada, has been put into liquidation. “Conservative and Liberal governments ...

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NDP demands Wynne stop $15M hydro bill redesign

Jan 11, 2018 @ 11:51 Ontario NDP Energy Critic MPP Peter Tabuns is demanding that Kathleen Wynne stop a plan to force families to pay $15 million for redesigned hydro bills. Hydro One’s bills were redesigned in 2017 and buried deep in Hydro One’s March 2017 distribution rate increase application to the Ontario Energy Board is a plan to further ...

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Bob Nault, MPP Kenora ‘Statement about Kenora Forest Products”

Dec 31, 2017 @ 08:19 A massive fire on December 30 destroyed two of Kenora Forest Products kilns. The mill produces 80 million board feet of high-quality SPF building studs from 9′ to 5′ along with a range of 1″ products in various PET lengths. There were no injuries and damages have been initially estimated at $850,000. Bob Nault, MPP Kenora ...

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Merry Christmas from Andrea Horwath

Dec. 25, 2017 Merry Christmas from Andrea Horwath On behalf of New Democrats from across Ontario, Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today. I hope you get the chance to spend time with your friends and families – time where busy schedules and daily routines slow down so you can enjoy a meal together, and take in the joy of the ...

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Consumers Reward Points to be protected from expiring January 1st, 2018

Dec 21, 2017 @ 09:14 Beginning on January 1st, 2018, consumers in Ontario will be protected from losing their reward points that they have been saving up, and the change is retroactive to October 1st, 2017. The province examined the terms of over 50 different programs when drafting the regulations. If a reward points program issues vouchers, they will be ...

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Ontarians can’t trust Wynne to reform OEB

NDP Economic Development critic Catherine Fife said that while an in-depth review of Ontario’s Energy Board is urgently needed, Ontarians don’t have faith in the Wynne Liberals to follow through on much needed reform to the province’s hydro system.   “By announcing this review, Kathleen Wynne is acknowledging what Ontarians have been saying for years: Ontario’s energy system is broken, ...

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