Northern Ontario supports Andrea Horwath’s decision on Liberal budget says NDP

TIMMINS – Gilles Bisson, MPP for Timmins-James Bay, said a new poll shows a clear majority of people across Northern Ontario agree with the NDP Leader’s decision to pull support from the Liberals.

“People in Northern Ontario have lost confidence in the Liberals and their false promises,” Bisson said. “Kathleen Wynne with Dalton McGuinty failed to stop scandal and waste and broke her promises to fix the challenges facing northern families.”

“The Liberal budget is a mad dash to escape scandal by promising the anything and everything,” Bisson said. “Just last week, the Liberals were promising the moon and the stars with a $1 billion commitment to the Ring of Fire, but it turns out that Northern Ontario will have to wait because the Liberal government would rather have a fight with Ottawa than get this project under way.”

A large majority of Northerners also hold the Liberals responsible for an election in Ontario and believe their budget is bad for the economy.

“Far from stable hands, people in Northern Ontario know that under Kathleen Wynne’s failed leadership, a culture of scandal, waste and cover-up have continued at Queen’s Park,” Bisson said.

Below is the text of the new Forum poll questions and results.

‘NDP leader Andrea Horwath has announced she will not support the Liberal government’s budget, which means there will be an election on June 12. Do you approve or disapprove of this decision?’

Northern Ontario                      Ontario
Approve                     50                    Approve                     56
Disapprove                35                   Disapprove                33

In Ontario:

‘Who do you hold responsible for the fact there will be an election in Ontario?’

 PCs                10
Libs                 47
NDP               26

The Forum poll also found most Ontarians think the Liberal’s budget would

harm the economy.

“Overall more think budget bad for economy than think it good,” says the new Forum poll.

“The plurality of voters think the recent Ontario budget will be bad for the economy (39%), compared to half this proportion who think it will be good (21%). One fifth either think it will have no economic effect (21%) or don’t have an opinion (19%).”

-NDP Press Release