Howard Hampton Launches NDP's 2007 Campaign

    "A Fair Deal for Working Families"

    TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - NDP Leader Howard Hampton officially launched
the NDP's 2007 provincial election campaign this morning. Speaking in front of
Queen's Park, Hampton outlined the NDP's vision for the coming weeks.
    "This campaign is about Ontario's hard-working families and who they can
count on to stand up for a fair deal. It's about making sure Dalton McGuinty's
record sticks to him. No more $40,000 MPP pay hikes when working families are
struggling to make ends meet. No more multi-million dollar slush funds and
payoffs for McGuinty's friends when thousands are losing their jobs. No more
broken promises," said Hampton.
    The NDP campaign will focus on practical ideas that will make life more
affordable for everyday families, a fair day's pay for a hard day's work, a
cleaner, healthier environment, removing barriers to university, college and
training, and making sure all kids, including kids with autism, get the
education and support they deserve.
    "Dalton McGuinty will say and promise anything to get people's votes,"
said Hampton. "But the day after the election, those promises are worth
nothing. Working families are onto McGuinty, they're not going to be fooled by
dozens more promises he has no intention of keeping."
    New Democrats will lead the debate in this campaign with solutions that
will make a practical difference in the day-to-day life of hard-working
    "In the past few months, I've met many people who are having a rough
time. And even though the odds feel stacked against them, they are determined
to make things better for themselves and their children. They have hope and
determination. All they need is to be heard, to have someone in their corner
who will fight for a fair deal for families like theirs."
    "Ontarians gave Dalton McGuinty their trust once - and he failed them.
They won't make that mistake again. They know we can't afford to waste another
four years of our province's talent and potential."

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For further information: Media Inquiries: Jon Weier, (416) 591-5455
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