Horwath commits to focus on people as Legislature set to kick off

Co-operation over divisive squabbling, says Horwath

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the first minority Ontario Legislature in 25 years must put aside partisan differences and focus on people and real, achievable change.

"New Democrats were elected on a promise to cut through the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and find solutions that work for people, and that's exactly what we'll do," said Horwath. "Rather than spending the next few years squabbling and making threats, we'll be reaching out to other parties on getting results for people."

Horwath addressed party delegates from across Ontario at a meeting of the provincial council where she highlighted a number of achievements from the past election, including the election of 17 MPPs and the gain of 200,000 more votes than the previous election.

Horwath noted that her party will be working to change the tired approach of the past that hasn't delivered for families.  She said families can count on New Democrats to stand up for jobs, affordability and healthcare in the upcoming Legislative session.

"The same tired solutions we've been trying for ten years are going to produce the same results. It's time for a different approach," said Horwath. "We will be putting forward ideas to protect jobs, improve healthcare and make life affordable."

SOURCE New Democratic Party of Ontario

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