Horwath urges K-W voters not to support Liberal majority
Published Monday, July 30, 2012 12:52PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, July 30, 2012 4:54PM EDT
Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is urging voters in the Kitchener-Waterloo byelection not to give the reigning Liberals a majority government.
“I think people are, you know, very worried about giving another blank cheque to an arrogant government.”
Horwath made the remarks after speaking at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce on Monday morning.
She says by putting the Liberals in a minority position, voters have told the party “they have to work with other people to get things moving forward. They’ve had a lot of years of majority where they ruled with an iron fist. People weren’t happy with that.”
Last week, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said a byelection win for the Liberals would bring more stability and predictability.
But Horwath says the NDP has shown that a minority government can work and the Liberals haven’t earned a majority.
She was in town for the opening of the NDP campaign office in the Kitchener-Waterloo riding and spent the afternoon campaigning with candidate Catherine Fife.
Each party is expected to push hard in the upcoming byelection, but Horwath says having Fife as their candidate gives then a real opportunity to win.
“The pundits can, you know, talk about vote splits and all of those things, but what I think people care about is having a good MPP.”
A date for the byelection has not yet been set.
Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath speaks in Cambridge, Ont. on Monday, July 30, 2012.
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