Sunday, November 23, 2008

Well, these past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity.

Working in the legislature, heading up to Sudbury to talk
about the North, and participating at the leader’s debate
hosted by the Ontario New Democratic Youth at this weekend’s
Toronto conference.

And many thanks to the workers at the Hamilton and District
Labour Council for their endorsement.

Next we continue on the campaign trail to Kingston, Cornwall
and Dundas.

Below, I share with you some articles of our media coverage.

NDP leadership contenders debate in Sudbury
By Bill Bradley
November 17, 2008
“If existing doctors are not happy in Sudbury (due to surgery cancellations), how can we expect to attract new ones here,” said Andrea Horwath in a response ...

We need to convince others: MPP
By Angela Scappatura
THE Sudbury Star
Mon, 17 Nov 2008
While McGauley hasn't decided who she will support during the March 7 vote in Hamilton, she is happy to see a woman, Andrea Horwath, in the race. ...

NDP would reinvest in North, leadership hopeful says
Sat, 15 Nov 2008
... time the North got its fair share of royalties currently collected by the provincial government, said Ontario NDP leadership candidate, Andrea Horwath. ...

Little progress on child poverty
Toronto Sun
NOVEMBER 23, 2008
NDP MPP Andrea Horwath said the Ontario government must realize that some people have been living in poverty for decades and the problems will only get ...

High-risk deliveries end if ICU goes: docs
Hamilton Spectator
And Hamilton Centre MPP Andrea Horwath has complained to Ontario's ombudsman. The doctors say they've taken so long to weigh in because they wanted to make ...

The process, and the plan
Hamilton Spectator
Mon, 17 Nov 2008
One is from Hamilton Centre MPP Andrea Horwath about the go-ahead given to the plan by Hamilton Health Sciences to restructure its facilities, including the ...

Monday, November 10, 2008

"Horwath might just have caught history's wave..."

The Star's coverage of the leadership debate this

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Campaign Update

What a fantastic couple of days we've had!

Our launch on Friday was amazing - over 200 people
came to the rally.

And the large turnout of members to this weekend's Leader's
Debate at Provincial Council showed that New Democrats want
to get engaged in moving the party forward.

The energy and excitement for our campaign has been fabulous.
The support we have received so far has been inspiring.
It was everything I hoped for and so much more.

Thanks so much to our dynamite team.

I have already posted links to just some of our media coverage
so far.

We are connecting with people on the ground, through debates,
events and via the Internet. Fundraising is gearing up,
memberships are being sold, more events are being planned.
It's all coming together.

Our campaign is growing with people who believe we can take
the party and the province in a direction that truly puts people
first, and wins.

In the next coming weeks, we will take our message to the party
across the province. We want input from Ontario's
New Democrats who know it's time to move forward, to attract
new members,to grow and to prepare today to win tomorrow.

We have a real chance of changing the face of our party together.


Friday, November 7, 2008

It's time for change in Ontario

What a beautiful launch! Today we had an amazing day in Hamilton. More than 200 people at our rally showed Ontario that change is possible.

And the media took notice:

Horwath to chase top NDP job
It was likely over Sunday dinner that the idea of Andrea Horwath leading the provincial New Democratic Party seriously took root.
Ben, her partner of 25 years, told her the party needed her. She should think about running.

Horwath enters Ontario NDP leadership fight
HAMILTON — Andrea Horwath entered the race for the leadership of the provincial New Democrats on Friday saying her background as a grassroots organizer makes her the ideal candidate to rebuild the party and turn around the province's fortunes.

Horwath to vie for Ontario NDP leadership
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
HAMILTON–Andrea Horwath entered the race for the leadership of the provincial New Democrats today saying her background as a grassroots organizer makes her ...

It's time to choose a new leader for Ontario's New Democrats!

Across our province, people are worried about the tough times ahead.

They see good jobs disappearing, the cost of a good education climbing, plans for retirement at financial risk and a government that doesn't seem to care.

Andrea Horwath is running to lead Ontario's New Democrats because ordinary Ontarians need a leader who recognizes their challenges and sees the solutions we can all build together.

It's time for New Democrats to lead the fight for good jobs, for accessible education, for quality childcare, for an environmental agenda that makes affordable, sustainable solutions available to everyone.

A woman, a mother, a community organizer and an activist, Andrea understands working people because that's where she's from.

It's time for New Democrats to grow and move forward. It's time for Andrea Horwath.