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May 09, 2015, 12:53 ET Andrea Horwath's statement on the election of Patrick Brown as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

TORONTO, May 9, 2015 /CNW/ - On behalf of Ontario's New Democrats I'd like to congratulate Patrick Brown on his election as the Leader of the Progressive Conservative party of Ontario. While Mr....


May 30, 2014, 20:32 ET Statement from ONDP MPP Gilles Bisson on Ornge

TORONTO, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - "The charges against Ornge in the deaths of the four crewmen last May are a sad reminder of a tragedy that cut through our community. We have to hold those responsible...


May 28, 2014, 21:09 ET Fact Check: Liberals refuse to come clean over cleaning scandal

TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Liberals refuse to come clean or be held accountable for their handling of a scandal involving an elaborate government kickback scheme. As part of an...


May 28, 2014, 16:08 ET Liberal ministers named as part of OPP investigation into kickback scandal

TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Two former Liberal ministers, Harinder Takhar and Rick Bartolucci, were named in Ontario Provincial Police documents as having received free cleaning, as part of an OPP...


May 28, 2014, 10:10 ET Horwath listens to families and has a plan to support caregivers

TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario New Democrats, says it's time to clean up corruption at Queen's Park so government can focus on priorities for families. The NDP Leader ...


May 26, 2014, 14:45 ET Pundits award debate to Horwath, as stumbling Wynne speed-talks into ditch

TORONTO, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Pundits reaction was fast and furious on social media, awarding the first leaders' debate of the 2014 Ontario Election to Andrea Horwath. The pundit class showed little...


May 23, 2014, 14:09 ET Pundits Praise New Ad About Andrea Horwath And Plan That Makes Sense

TORONTO, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Political pundits responded with praise for a new advertisement featuring Andrea Horwath and her plan for change that makes sense for Ontario. The ad highlights how...


May 23, 2014, 12:08 ET Fact Check - Gas prices and home heating costs soar under Wynne

TORONTO, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Statistics Canada has released their report on costs in Ontario showing that Ontarians are paying more for everything than they were a year ago. The report shows that...


May 21, 2014, 13:00 ET New Democrats taking the campaign right to Hudak's doorstep

TORONTO, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - New Democrats are taking the campaign straight to Tim Hudak's doorstep, offering a choice to voters turned off by the Tory leader and disappointed by a decade of scandal ...


May 21, 2014, 10:00 ET FACT CHECK: Hudak's Plan for a Million Jobs in Mexico?

TORONTO, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - While Hudak has said he wants all Ontarians to have good paying jobs, his visit to Horizon Plastics today shows us what type of jobs future we can expect if he gets his...


May 16, 2014, 10:58 ET Fact Check - Hudak's Half Million Jobs Plan?

TORONTO, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Tim Hudak laid out his 1 million job plan, and it turns out to be a half million plan with some pretty weak math behind it. Tim Hudak finally released his sources and...


May 16, 2014, 10:47 ET Fact Check: Liberal healthcare promises? Be ready for a wait list

TORONTO, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Kathleen Wynne is making big promises in healthcare, but when it comes to one simple healthcare promise for home care wait times, the wait for shorter wait times keeps...


May 15, 2014, 10:37 ET Fact Check: Liberal candidate refusing to answer questions about lavish expenses

TORONTO, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario Liberal candidate Mitzie Hunter is refusing to answer questions about lavish expenses, including billing taxpayers for a trip to California to attend a...


May 15, 2014, 10:33 ET Horwath plan will help lowest paid workers and small businesses

TORONTO, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario's New Democrats laid out her plan to protect good local jobs with a balanced plan to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour while...


May 14, 2014, 10:57 ET New Minister of Savings and Accountability will be dedicated to finding 0.5% Budget savings annually

QUEEN'S PARK, ON, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario's New Democrats committed to respecting tax payers with a plan to appoint a Cabinet Minister responsible for Savings and...


May 13, 2014, 09:27 ET Fact Check: Liberal panel expensed $700,000 as 9,000 rural jobs killed

TORONTO, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - A panel created by the Ontario Liberals to preside over the dismantling of the horse racing industry expensed more than $700,000 to taxpayers as more than 9,000 jobs...


May 12, 2014, 10:28 ET New Democrats make life more affordable for families by taking the HST off hydro bills

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario's New Democrats, joined Thunder Bay—Superior North candidate Andrew Foulds and Thunder Bay—Atikokan candidate Mary Kozorys to...


May 12, 2014, 08:34 ET Fact Check - Fresh gaffe as Hudak showcases corporate welfare case

TORONTO, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Tim Hudak is travelling to Stanpac Inc today to talk about how corporations can expand and create jobs. It's a promising tour stop, as Stanpac Inc has increased their...


May 12, 2014, 08:19 ET Fact Check: Liberals would rather talk about Andrea Horwath than own record

Kathleen Wynne today doubled down on her attack ads on popular leader Andrea Horwath. TORONTO, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The attacks show the Liberals are getting desperate as they try to run from a...


May 11, 2014, 11:56 ET New Democrats stand up for families by protecting affordable childcare

HAMILTON, ON, May 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario's New Democrats, spent Mother's Day standing up for families with a plan to protect childcare spaces and make them more affordable ...


May 10, 2014, 15:10 ET Fact Check - Hudak to end Wynne corporate welfare to pay for his own corporate welfare

TORONTO, May 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Tim Hudak's promise of 30 percent reduction in corporate taxes would mean $3-billion tax cut for the wealthiest corporations, based on the 2014/15 budget estimate that...


May 10, 2014, 13:21 ET Fact Check - Is Kathleen Wynne for real?

TORONTO, May 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Two years ago Kathleen Wynne made three simple promises. One year later, batting 0 for 3, the Liberals laid out 70 more promises. How can she expect people to take her...


May 10, 2014, 12:22 ET Fact Check - PC party has a leadership challenge… again

TORONTO, May 10, 2014 /CNW/ - PC candidates and grassroots members from across Ontario are clearly uncomfortable with Tim Hudak's promise to fire 20 percent of their teachers, fire fighters and first ...


May 09, 2014, 10:10 ET Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario's New Democrats, released the following statement to commemorate the National Day of Honour

WINDSOR, ON, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - "On this National Day of Honour, New Democrats join with our fellow Ontarians, and Canadians across the country, to thank members of our armed forces for their...


May 09, 2014, 10:00 ET FACT CHECK: No new Magna plants for Ontario as Liberal hydro policies kill jobs

TORONTO, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Liberals are driving manufacturers from the province with failed energy policies and costly hydro rates. Citing sky-high hydro prices, Magna CEO Don Walker...