USW Supports Horwath's NDP: Time for a Change in Ontario

TORONTO, May 2, 2014 /CNW/ - "I'm behind Andrea Horwath and the NDP and their decision not to support the Ontario Liberal budget," said Marty Warren, United Steelworkers (USW) Ontario Director.

"As Andrea said, it's time for a change in Ontario. We're tired of Liberal scandals and corruption. We're tired of Liberals who over-promise and under-deliver," said Warren. "Unlike our current premier, workers in Ontario live in the real world. Workers know that Andrea speaks for them."

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and the NDP Caucus announced today that they will vote against the Ontario Liberal budget, likely resulting in an imminent provincial election call.

"NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is on a roll. She's been winning by-election after by-election, doubling the size of the NDP Caucus since she became leader in 2009," said Ken Neumann, USW National Director.

"We know Tim Hudak is no friend of working people. His anti-worker policies would harm our economy and cause unnecessary instability," said Warren.

"The people of Ontario will soon have a choice. For working people in Ontario, that choice is clear: Andrea Horwath and the NDP," said Warren.

"All the goodies in this budget are a tired Liberal ploy for votes. The people of Ontario deserve better. Andrea Horwath will work hard for jobs and affordability. She's a leader we can trust," said Warren.

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

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Marty Warren, USW Ontario Director, 416-243-8792
Ken Neumann, USW National Director, 416-544-5951
Denis St. Pierre, USW Communications, 416-544-5990, 647-522-1630, dstpierre@usw.ca