Deb Matthews Highlights Ontario Liberal Record On What Women Want
TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Deb Matthews took time today to speak about what women want most from
the next Ontario government.
"In this election we do have a choice, but it's not between stilettos
and dress shoes or women versus men — this election isn't about style,
it's about substance," said Matthews. "Ontario Liberal women walk the
walk, and they're bringing real female leadership to Ontario families."
In Premier Dalton McGuinty's cabinet, women are responsible for almost
80 per cent of the budget. Their perspective and leadership are
delivering positive results like full-day kindergarten, increased
breast-cancer screenings for women at risk, and the Ontario Child
Benefit — all of which Andrea Horwath voted against.
"We want to emphasize that in this election, there is a lot at stake,"
said Matthews. "It's about choosing a vision for the future of our
province. These are serious times, calling for a serious plan."
Matthews was joined by breast cancer survivors and a family whose
daughter began full-day kindergarten this year.
"It's because of the women in our caucus that we have achieved great
things on the issues that matter to women most — stronger education,
good jobs, better health care and more help for families struggling to
get ahead," said Matthews. "Women in the Ontario Liberal Party are
playing a big part in creating a brighter future for our children and
grandchildren. That's walking the walk."
The Hudak PCs have $14 billion in unfunded giveaways and tax cuts that
would mean deep cuts to hospitals and schools. The Horwath NDP would
introduce a crushing $9 billion in job-killing taxes. Both would take
Ontario off track at the worst time.
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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