NDP Won’t Rubberstamp Budget
By Andrea Horwath, Ontario NDP Leader
(TORONTO, ON) – Every day since the election, I’ve worked hard to make minority government work. I’m proud of what we’ve been able to achieve.
When discussing the Ontario’s Budget with the Premier, I made it clear that I would not rubberstamp the government’s 300 page omnibus bill.
I made a commitment to ensure passage of the Budget and I will keep my word. I also made a commitment to the people of Ontario, and the Premier, to make that Bill better at the committee stage.
Now the Premier is threatening an election. I am disappointed: I expect the Premier to keep his word.
People don’t want an election at this time. I don’t want an election at this time.
New Democrats have worked hard to make minority work. I want to keep working hard to ensure that funding flows to daycare centres that need it, that key health investments are made and that the new Fairness Tax on high income earners provides the province with much needed revenue.
My door is always open to discuss issues with the Premier and to work with all parties to tackle Ontario’s challenges. I hope the Premier sees reason and doesn’t call an election no one wants.
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