August 27th, 2015
August 27th, 2015
Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change back to Toronto where he hammered the Conservatives’ poor economic record and reiterated the NDP’s plan for jobs and growth. Mulcair also joined NDP Eglinton-Lawrence candidate and former Saskatchewan Finance Minister, Andrew Thomson, to open his local campaign office.
“Toronto families are working harder than ever, but can’t get ahead,” said Mulcair. “The people of Eglinton-Lawrence finally have a clear choice – four more years of Stephen Harper’s failed plans, or our plan for change.”
Mulcair recently joined Thomson in Toronto to introduce his plan to undo Conservative secrecy and establish a truly independent Budget watchdog. Mulcair’s plan protects the Parliamentary Budget Officer from political interference and makes the position a fully independent Officer of Parliament. It will also require Government departments and agencies to make financial information available to the PBO.
“Mr. Harper has the worst job creation record since the Second World War and the worst growth record since the Great Depression,” said Mulcair. “Stephen Harper’s plan is not working and he is completely out of touch with the reality of Ontarians and all Canadians.”
Thomson served as Finance Minister in the Saskatchewan government throughout 2006 and 2007. Under Thomson’s leadership, the province posted a balanced budget, a significant budget surplus and strong economic growth. He served as a provincial MLA from 1995 to 2007 and was appointed to a number of high profile cabinet positions during his tenure. Since 2007, Thomson has been working in the private sector.
With a record like Stephen Harper, no wonder more and more Canadians are putting their trust in Tom Mulcair’s NDP to bring change to Ottawa.