This is my plan. We can make life more affordable for families. We can create jobs by supporting our local companies and small businesses. We can end the waste of your tax dollars and invest in healthcare and education.

Andrea Horwath
Leader of the Ontario NDP

It’s time for a Premier that makes sense.

Reward job creators and get Ontario moving again

Andrea Horwath has a plan to create jobs and build a strong middle class by: rewarding job creators and small businesses; fostering emerging industries; and attracting manufacturing jobs.

New Democrats will make real investments in public transit now to decrease commute times and congestion. You deserve a government that works as hard as you do.

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Take the HST off hydro and make life more affordable

It’s time to make your life more affordable by bringing down your bills. New Democrats will make sure you pay less on your hydro and on your auto insurance. We’ll stop unfair hikes on your natural gas bill.

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Respect your tax dollars and invest responsibly

Ontario families deserve to know that their tax dollars are being invested in their priorities, not wasted on spending scandals and high public sector CEO salaries. Andrea Horwath will invest in transit, local hospitals and more childcare spaces. New Democrats will make sure your government is accountable to you.

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Cut ER wait times in half and make healthcare a priority

Too many families are left waiting for care. Andrea Horwath will invest in family health clinics, hire more nurses, and guarantee home care beds are available within five days so that you and your family will get timely care when you need it.

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Andrea Horwath's Plan that Makes Sense

Respect your tax dollars and invest responsibly Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Save $600 million with a Minister of Savings and Accountability
Stop Corporate tax giveaways and close loopholes
Toughen up rules on government partisan advertising
Appoint a Financial Accountability Officer to stop waste before it happens
Clean up the mess in Ontario's hydro system and pass the savings on to consumers
Balance Ontario's Books by 2017-18
TOTAL SAVINGS IN MILLIONS $2,581 $3,241 $3,671 $3,706
Reward job creators and get Ontario moving again Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Reward businesses that create jobs with a Job Creation Tax Credit
Cut the Small Business tax rate gradually to 3%
Attract manufacturing jobs by providing incentives for upgrades and expansions
Bring better public transit to cities and towns across Ontario
Prioritize high impact transit projects including the Downtown Relief Line, Clean Trains Now, Scarborough transit and
all day two-way GO Train to Kitchener-Waterloo and Niagara Falls
Commit to widen 60 km of highways across Ontario every year
Create jobs by investing in Ring of Fire infrastructure and promote revenue-sharing with First Nations
Invest in re-training programs for workers over the age of 55
Start an emerging industries fund
Take the HST off hydro and make life more affordable Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Take the HST off home hydro bills
Reduce auto insurance rates by 15%
Help families install solar panels and make energy efficient retrofits
Invest in safe and affordable childcare spaces
Freeze post-secondary tuition and make student loans interest-free
Prevent unfair price increases for natural gas consumers
Cut ER wait times in half and make healthcare a priority Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Open new 24-hour Family Health Clinics
Hire more nurse practioners to treat and discharge patients in ERs
Eliminate the waitlists for acute long-term care beds
Eliminate wait times for seniors with a Five Day Home Care guarantee
Support families caring for the ill or elderly with a Caregiver Tax Credit
Attract doctors to underserviced communities by forgiving student debt
Keep schools open and foster healthy communities Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Bring back physical education teachers and keep children healthy and active
Create an 'Open Schools' fund to prevent school closures and extend after-hour programs
Launch a Student Achievement Program to help students succeed
Invest in student nutrition programs so children begin with a healthy start
Expand dental benefits for children from low-income households
Protect tenants by enforcing building standards and maintenance rules
Get new and replacement buses on the road in cities and towns
Help communities create bike networks and make roads safer for everyone
Conduct an Environmental Assessment of pipeline projects that impact our communities
TOTAL INVESTMENT IN MILLIONS $1,804 $2,409 $2,759 $2,864
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