Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s Official Opposition, NDP
Thursday, November 29, 2018
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No Surprises, No Secrets: A Government’s Role in Supporting a Stable, Prosperous Modern Economy
Ontarians expect their government to protect what’s already working in Ontario, and fix what isn’t. An unpredictable environment where businesses have to adapt to shocks only makes it harder to build a prosperous economy. Without security and stability, investor confidence is undermined, and investment is throttled. That’s why, especially in these uncertain times, government has a key role to play in providing a stable environment for businesses of all sizes to thrive. That includes a commitment to key infrastructure and programs that make Ontario a good place to live, work and do business.
NDP Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition Andrea Horwath will be sharing her vision for how government can support a stable, prosperous modern economy that works for everyone.
Andrea Horwath is the Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats. From her early career in community development to today, she’s always believed that government should be about giving people the opportunity to build a good life no matter where in Ontario they live, or when this province became home.
Born and raised in Hamilton, Andrea was elected to Hamilton City Council in 1997, then as the MPP for Hamilton Centre in 2004. She is widely recognized as an effective leader, delivering results for people like forcing HST to be removed from hydro bills, forcing an end to proposed cost increases on seniors prescription drugs, and the creation of a Financial Accountability Office for the province.
In 2012, she received the EVE Award in recognition of her public service. In 2018, Andrea led her party to become the Official Opposition, the largest Official Opposition in a generation. Today, half of the members of her MPP team are women, they represent ridings from every region of the province, and together they’re reflective of the diversity of Ontario.
Andrea spends time travelling the province she loves, seeing and hearing first hand the challenges Ontarians are facing, and proposing solutions. Also a mom, Andrea believes all Ontarians deserve health care they can count on, high quality seniors care and public schools that give kids a great start. She’s fighting for good jobs and real opportunities, and a more affordable life for everyone.