June 1st, 2018
June 1st, 2018
TORONTO – NDP Leader Andrea Horwath urged Ontario Friday not to go from Liberal corruption to Conservative corruption. Instead, she’s promising action to clean up politics in Ontario – and called on Ontarians to help her stop Doug Ford and clean up Queen’s Park and party politics in the province.
“People are fed up,” said Horwath. “And they’re right to be. MPPs should be held to a high ethical standard – but instead, Liberal and Conservative politicians have been embroiled in scandal after scandal, helping themselves and their well-connected insider friends instead of making life better for everyday Ontarians.
“The Ornge air ambulance scandal. The gas plants scandal. The Sudbury bribery trial. Now, allegations of influence-peddling and threats going right up to the premier’s chair. And with Doug Ford and the PC Party, it’s allegations that his Conservatives may have stolen the private, personal data of tens of thousands of everyday Ontarians to use for political gain – a scandal that follows a year of nomination controversy after nomination controversy already being investigated by police. Let’s not go from bad to worse in Ontario. Together, we need to stop Doug Ford.”
Horwath has sent a letter to the Integrity Commissioner regarding allegations contained in a shocking two-day investigative report published in the Globe and Mail. On Friday, she committed to three specific actions to root out corruption in Ontario politics.
“Together, we can clean up politics,” said Horwath. “We can put people at the heart of every decision government makes instead of the friends and insiders of Liberal and Conservative politicians.
“Together, this Thursday, we can put the premier’s office back to work for the people of Ontario.”