NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - New Democrat Leader Andrea
Horwath says tonight's election results are more proof that New
Democrats are offering the solutions that work for middle-class
families in tough economic times. Horwath congratulated Wayne Gates,
the newly elected NDP MPP for the formerly Liberal riding of Niagara
Falls, and thanked Cindy Hackelberg, the NDP candidate for Thornhill
for hard-fought campaigns.
"More and more voters are rejecting the same-old parties offering the
same-old solutions. Families feeling squeezed in tough times know that
New Democrats will put their priorities first," said Horwath. "We're
ready to get to work on the priorities that matter to people: creating
jobs, improving healthcare, making life more affordable and respecting
the value of the money sent to Queen's Park."
"The people of Niagara Falls riding have chosen a strong leader in Wayne
Gates to put their priorities at the top of the agenda at Queen's Park.
I want to thank both Wayne and Cindy for putting their names forward
and working so hard over the last few weeks."
Gates said he is grateful to the people of Niagara Falls riding. A
former Niagara Falls City Councillor, the newest NDP MPP said he looks
forward to joining Andrea Horwath and the NDP to start pressing the
government to deliver on its byelection promises.
"Thank you to the people of Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, and
Niagara-on-the-Lake for putting your trust in me. Andrea Horwath and
the NDP have delivered results for the people of Ontario and I am proud
to join a team committed to creating jobs, making life affordable,
getting a new hospital built and respecting the value of the public's
money," said Gates.
The New Democrat Caucus at Queen's Park has more than doubled since
Horwath was first elected Leader in 2009. Since the 2011 election, New
Democrats have elected new MPPs in once-safe Liberal seats in Windsor
and London, and once safe PC seats in Kitchener-Waterloo.
SOURCE: New Democratic Party of Ontario
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