NDP Leader Andrea Horwath names MPP Jagmeet Singh as Deputy Leader

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 QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has appointed MPP Jagmeet Singh as Deputy Leader.

“I’m proud to name Jagmeet Singh as Deputy Leader. I know that  having him serve in this important role will help to further broaden the reach of our party with people outside of politics;  from young people to bay street professionals,” said Horwath.

It has been over a decade since Ontario’s NDP Caucus had a Deputy Leader. 

Horwath and Ontario’s New Democrats will fight for public hydro

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Queen’s Park –Today,  Andrea Horwath said that Ontario’s New Democrats will fight to protect public ownership of Hydro One after Kathleen Wynne announced her plan to sell off 60% of Hydro One earlier this morning.

“Ontario's public hydro system supports healthcare, education, and social services. Kathleen Wynne's plan to privatize Hydro One will put all that at risk and leave Ontarians paying higher hydro bills”.

Horwath and Ontario’s New Democrats will fight for public hydro

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Queen’s Park –Today,  Andrea Horwath said that Ontario’s New Democrats will fight to protect public ownership of Hydro One after Kathleen Wynne announced her plan to sell off 60% of Hydro One earlier this morning.

“Ontario's public hydro system supports healthcare, education, and social services. Kathleen Wynne's plan to privatize Hydro One will put all that at risk and leave Ontarians paying higher hydro bills”.

Liberal government rejects NDP call to launch EA into island airport expansion project

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QUEEN’S PARK — Today the Minister of the Environment rejected NDP GTA Issues critic Cheri Dinovo’s call to launch a provincial environmental assessment of PortsToronto’s plans to massively expand airport infrastructure at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, claiming incorrectly that environmental assessments were not within his jurisdiction.

“Currently, these plans are proceeding based on a pseudo-‘environmental assessment’ that has no legal recognition under the federal, nor the provincial, environment assessment acts,” explained DiNovo. “Will the government protect provincial interests on Toronto’s waterfront, and insist on a proper, legal environmental assessment?”

 

Liberal government rejects NDP call to launch EA into island airport expansion project

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QUEEN’S PARK — Today the Minister of the Environment rejected NDP GTA Issues critic Cheri Dinovo’s call to launch a provincial environmental assessment of PortsToronto’s plans to massively expand airport infrastructure at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, claiming incorrectly that environmental assessments were not within his jurisdiction.

“Currently, these plans are proceeding based on a pseudo-‘environmental assessment’ that has no legal recognition under the federal, nor the provincial, environment assessment acts,” explained DiNovo. “Will the government protect provincial interests on Toronto’s waterfront, and insist on a proper, legal environmental assessment?”

 

Horwath reiterates calls for full Environmental Assessment of Hamilton Garbage Gasification Plan

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Queen’s Park – Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats and MPP for Hamilton Centre reiterated her call for a full Provincial Environmental Assessment of the Hamilton garbage gasification plant. Horwath raised the issue in the legislature in November 2014. Yesterday, a Hamilton City Council commissioned report by independent environmental experts WSP Canada supports the call for a “bump-up” to a full assessment.

Andrea Horwath Statement on Vaisakhi

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On behalf of the Ontario NDP, I would like to extend my best wishes to the Sikh community during this celebration of sisterhood and brotherhood. Vaisakhi brings people together from all faiths to express gratitude for our good fortune.

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