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The NDP is the best bet for working families, says CUPE Ontario President

Sep 19, 2011 02:13 PM
 

The NDP is the best bet for working families, said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn at a media conference in Mississauga today. He noted that the NDP under leader Andrea Horwath is the only party promising to reverse unfair tax giveaways to profitable corporations. He added that the NDP is a lone voice promoting “Buy Ontario” policies that would spur much-needed local and long-term economic growth.  

“Ontarians need a government that will put our own economic interests ahead of foreign corporations and investors,” said Hahn. “The NDP understands that the way to balance the economy is to strengthen both the private and the public sectors. This approach protects workers, builds jobs and strengthens local economies.” 

On health care, Hahn noted that only the NDP has promised to expand Ontario’s public health care system by investing in more public long-term care beds and by building an urgently needed public home care system. 

“Both the Liberals under Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Progressive Conservatives under leader Tim Hudak support letting private companies make profits off the backs of senior citizens and people with disabilities in both long-term care and home care,” Hahn said. “Ontarians deserve better, so let’s vote better – let’s vote NDP.”

“CUPE Ontario is proud to encourage its members and all Ontarians to support the NDP in the October 6 provincial election,” Hahn said.
 

For information, please contact: 

Fred Hahn
President, CUPE Ontario
416-540-3979

David Robbins
CUPE Communications
613-878-1431