Ontario Steelworkers Endorse Andrea Horwath and the NDP

TORONTO – Ontario Steelworkers are proud to endorse Andrea Horwath and the NDP as the best choice in the June 7 election.

“We have total confidence that Andrea Horwath and her team of NDP candidates are the best choice for workers in this June 7 election,” said Marty Warren, United Steelworkers (USW) Ontario Director.

“Steelworkers are proud New Democrats because the NDP is the only party on the side of workers and communities,” Warren said.

“Our steel and aluminum industries have just been slapped with steep tariffs by the U.S. Workers in these industries are under attack. We know Andrea Horwath and her NDP team will stand up not just for these industries, but specifically for workers in Ontario,” said Ken Neumann, USW National Director.

“Only Andrea Horwath and the NDP have a plan for universal pharmacare and dental care that will benefit all workers,” said Warren.

“Only Andrea Horwath and the NDP will reduce hydro rates by 30% and restore Hydro One to a full public asset, where it belongs,” he said.

After 15 years of scandals and privatization from the Liberals, it’s clear that voters want change. But the cuts, chaos and failure to deliver a long-promised, costed platform by Doug Ford’s Conservatives make it obvious that there is a better choice on offer in this election.

We are proud to have six Steelworkers running as NDP candidates across Ontario:

Gilles Bisson (Timmins)

Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk–James Bay)

Michael Mantha (Algoma–Manitoulin)

Paul Miller (Hamilton East–Stoney Creek)

Jana Papuckoski (Northumberland–Peterborough South)

Jamie West (Sudbury)

“For good jobs, investments in health care and for strong public services, Ontario Steelworkers choose Andrea and the NDP. Andrea will stand up for middle-class families. Andrea is the kind of leader we need and the NDP’s plan will make Ontario a stronger province,” said Warren.

Read the open letter from USW leaders


For further information:

Marty Warren, USW Ontario Director, 416-243-8792
Ken Neumann, USW National Director, 416-544-5951
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, bgallagher@usw.ca

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