NDP Leader Andrea Horwath delivered a speech on Saturday at noon where she announced her plan for provincial and universal drug coverage in Ontario.
She did not reveal the details, however, but should do so Monday at Queen’s Par, reports the National Post. She only assured that her plan will bring down costs and improve the health of Ontarians.
Andre Horwath also reiterated his promise to raise the minimum wage to $ 15 / hour.
At one year of the provincial election, this congress is an opportunity for party members to discuss the direction the party wants to take.
Andrews Horwath’s troops want to show that they represent a credible alternative to Kathleen Wynne’s government as the Liberals’ popularity continues to fall.
Criticism of other parties
In her speech the leader of the party criticized the Liberal government by saying that Kathleen Wynne denied that there was a electricity tariff crisis until it became a political problem for the Liberals.
It promised to halt the privatization of the Hydro One electricity distributor and restore full control of the company to Ontarians.
Andrea Horwath also said Ontario can not afford to elect the Progressive Conservatives, which she said would make significant budget cuts and privatize more.
A total of 1,200 delegates attend the conference on Saturday and Sunday.
Several workshops are being offered to prepare for next year’s election campaign, including the use of databases and the advantages of technology to convince voters.
On Saturday afternoon, 90% of the delegates also gave their support to Andrea Horwath in a vote of confidence.