Horwath calls for grants to help local businesses to catch up
SARNIA – Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement:
“Most Ontarians have done the right thing by getting vaccinated to protect ourselves and our vulnerable neighbours. We all deserve to get back to safely doing the things we enjoy.
Small and local...
Horwath urges Ford to have provincial vaccine roll out plan for kids
SARNIA — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is calling for a province-wide plan to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine to children as soon as it’s approved.
The St. Clair Catholic District School in the Sarnia region has the highest rate of student COVID cases in the province at 233 infections per...
Andrew Drummond chosen to be the NDP candidate in Burlington
BURLINGTON — New Democrats in Burlington have selected local community advocate and telecommunications worker Andrew Drummond to be their NDP candidate in the 2022 provincial election.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath
“Andrew is exactly the kind of community builder that...
Mamakwa calls for action on youth suicides in the North
QUEEN’S PARK - MPP Sol Mamakwa called on Doug Ford to take action to help stop youth suicides in the North and provide mental health supports immediately.
“This year we have had multiple young people die by suicide in Eabametoong, Webequie and Wunnumin Lake, and Poplar Hill. The mental health crisis that...
More raises for Ford’s buddies
QUEEN'S PARK — NDP MPP Catherine Fife, the Official Opposition critic for Finance, released the following statement:
“The gravy train is making its way through the Ford government benches with two more big raises for Doug’s buddies.
Doug Ford gave minimum wage earners an...
NDP Statement on Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day
QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement on Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day:
"Despite Ontario’s parents paying among the highest child care fees in the country, child care in our province is in a state...
Ford fails to lay out pathways for internationally-trained immigrants and credential recognition, excludes health sector: NDP
QUEEN’S PARK – After years of fighting for immigrants to have their international training and credentials recognized in Ontario, the NDP is disappointed that the Ford government has announced changes that exclude all health care professionals and fails to address international credential recognition.
MPP West demands road test centres for Sudbury, Northern Ontario
QUEEN'S PARK - After Doug Ford once again left out Northern Ontario from temporary road test centres, MPP Jamie West demanded that Ford open them in Northern Ontario, including one in Sudbury.
“Doug Ford and his Conservative government once again left Northerners stranded in a drive test backlog,” said...
Horwath looks to secure auto jobs
Fight to save jobs now, introduce electric auto strategy to secure jobs for generations, says NDP leader
WINDSOR — Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition New Democrats, said the provincial government can and must step in to fight for auto jobs in Windsor now, and for generations to come. She’s...
Gretzky urges Ford to finally pass More Than A Visitor Act
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West) has re-introduced her private member’s bill, the More Than A Visitor Act, which enshrines rights for people receiving care, support or services in congregate care settings, such as long-term care and group homes, to ensure consistent, continuous and safe access...
Horwath in London to call for health care hiring and retention plan, shorter wait times
London Health Sciences alone short 82 critical care nurses
LONDON — The way to tackle London’s nursing shortage is to launch a major, province-wide health care hiring and retention plan, says Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.
London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is funded for 700...
York South Weston MPP urges Ford to act with urgency in restoring eye care
YORK SOUTH—WESTON — NDP MPP Faisal Hassan asked Doug Ford how much longer children and seniors will have to wait for restored access to vision care during question period Tuesday, urging the government to act with urgency and provide optometrists with adequate funding for their services.
"My office has been...