On Monday, June 4, NDP leader Andrea Horwath came to St. Thomas for a rally and
BBQ supporting Amanda Stratton, NDP candidate for Elgin-Middlesex-London. With only
four days left in the Ontario 2018 Election, polls indicate that Andrea Horwath's
NDP is effectively tied with Doug Ford's PCs creating that situation where in order
to win this election all efforts to reach the voters must be shifted into overdrive,
this will be a race to the finish, where every single vote in every single riding
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is committed to major investments into health care to
end hallway medicine and fix the painfully long wait times, and she's determined
to stop Doug Ford's $6 billion in across-the-board cuts to health care. "Mr. Ford's
plan is one of talk of being for the people but his plan is really for the rich.
We will see Mr. Ford bring in cuts that will be very painful to families."
"So those folks that haven't yet decided how they are going to vote in a couple
of days time. I want you to think about what the implications are in this election.
Will your family be better, or worse off with cuts to our hospitals, rural schools,
and government services that families count on?"
"Mr. Ford will to cut billions of dollars in taxes for the rich and everyday families
will get a $18 dollar tax cut is Mr. Fords plan. We've already had a government that
made things worse for Ontario families. What we need now is a government that is
prepared to make things better for Ontario families! As we go into the last couple
of days, I ask the people of this riding, and the people across the province to
join us to fix the things the things that are wrong, fix the things that are broken,
and bring to Ontario hope for the future. That's what this election is all about."
"Everywhere we go in Ontario, Ontarians are saying they want change for the better
and that we are bringing that kind of hope back to this province after almost 25
years of Liberal and Conservative governments at the helm putting the squeeze on
Ontario families. Schools are crumbling, our kids aren't getting a quality education,
our healthcare system is falling apart before our eyes, not only with hallway medicine,
but with inadequate seniors care and painfully long wait times."
"There are a lot of things that we have to fix, and Doug Ford's cuts are not going
to fix any of those, it's only going to make it worse!"
"We don't have to accept that, we can actually make a change for the better this
"When asked about renewable energy Andrea said that it was very disappointing to
watch the liberals bring the process into place that was beneficial to big international
companies while everyday communities fought amongst themselves. It didn't have to
be that way, we could have had renewable energy on a grid with smaller projects
that were community based. Joint projects between Municipalities and farmers, or
farm co-op's working together for green energy. Instead we ended up with community
against community, neighbour pitted against neighbour."
Over 2 million Ontarians have no prescription drug coverage at all. One in four
Ontarians don't take their medications as prescribed because they can't afford them,
and too many end up in hospitals and emergency rooms as a result. Andrea Horwath's
New Democrats will create the province's first universal Pharmacare program so all
Ontarians can get the medication they need.
Andrea will deliver better health care, and make Ontario a better place to work
and a more affordable place to live.
Five changes for the better
- Provide drug and dental coverage for all Ontarians
- Take on student debt by converting loans to grants and creating thousands of student
- End hallway medicine and fix seniors care
- Protect middle class families by having the wealthiest people and most profitable
corporations pay their fair share
- Cut hydro bills 30% by bringing Hydro One back in public hands