(Letters to the Editor)
The Ottawa Citizen
It may surprise people to know that Randall Denley, PC candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean, and I agree on the need for political accountability for the Liberals’ shameful conduct in the gas plant affair. However, Denley’s claim that the Ontario NDP’s motive to support the Wynne Liberal Government’s recent budget was to hold on to their jobs a little longer is not only untrue but political rhetoric of the worst sort.
Andrea Horwath, Ontario’s NDP Leader, made it clear that Ontarians expect their elected representatives to try to make government work before going back to the polls. As much as the NDP want to see the current government replaced by one that respects voters and provides programs they want at costs they can afford (that would be the NDP), the NDP has made the effort to get results for Ontario families. And they have been successful – commitments to lower car insurance rates by 15%, a much-needed youth jobs strategy, additional investment in home care for seniors, among others.
Most people realize, under this minority government situation, there will be a provincial election where the voters will judge all the parties, their leaders and their candidates. But the NDP can hardly be faulted for trying to make the system work for the benefit of Ontarians, as Ontarians expect.
Candidate for the Ontario NDP Nomination in Ottawa West-Nepean