This is too rich for words.
When questioned why she shouldn’t dump the Liberals instead of “supporting” them today with a non confidence motion Andrea Horwath makes a statement that smacks of either stupidity or outright insanity!
As she states today:
“Do I support the Liberals? No, I’m a New Democrat,” Horwath continued. “I don’t support the Liberals, but I do believe that the people gave us a real job to do. They elected a minority parliament and we’ve been doing that job.”
Well, actions speak much louder than words and if she doesn’t “SUPPORT the LIBERALS” then what in God’s name is she doing by SUPPORTING them to continue their corrupt governance of this Province?
Wouldn’t want to ask that one I guess because it could cause Horwath’s head to explode trying to sound like she’s not completely insane!
Here’s the result of her and her Socialist supporter’s votes in Parliament today:
WE NOW HAVE A ZOMBIE GOVERNMENT!
New Democrat support
Photo by Bryon Johnson
QUEENS PARK— Ontario New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath insisted she doesn’t support the Liberals, but reaffirmed her party’s legislative clout will be squarely behind the minority government today.
It sounds contradictory, but that is the shaky political tightrope the New Democrats have chosen to walk.
Horwath clarified the party’s intentions and political motivations during an editorial board meeting at the Brampton Guardian newspaper, where she sat down yesterday to speak with reporters, editors and the publisher, Dana Robbins, for several Metroland newspapers in the southwest Greater Toronto Area.
Business at Queen’s Park breaks for the summer later today, but not before the New Democrats offer the Liberal government the crucial legislative support needed to pass the provincial budget.
“Do I support the Liberals? No, I’m a New Democrat,” said Andrea Horwath. “I don’t support the Liberals, but I do believe that the people gave us a real job to do. They elected a minority parliament and we’ve been doing that job.”
The support is also the political life preserver Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals need to stay afloat in a rising tide of scandal.
Fallout from the Liberal’s costly cancellations of gas plants planned for Mississauga and Oakville has mushroomed from scandal to cover-up and now a criminal investigation.
The latest revelations indicate Liberal staffers may have deleted emails in an attempt to cover-up details of the gas plant cancellations that have left taxpayers with a $585 million bill.
Despite the government’s ongoing troubles, Horwath isn’t ready to oust the Liberals. Doing so at this juncture would kill a budget containing plenty of benefits New Democrats demanded for Ontario families, she explained.
The budget’s approval ensures establishment of an Ontario Financial Accountability Office to provide independent oversight and public information about government spending, she pointed out.
“We do not want to walk away from the opportunity of putting that office in place here in Ontario and making sure that there is that extra opportunity to prevent scandals from happening,” she said.
It’s a lasting political legacy that will benefit Ontarians long after the next election determines who forms the government, Horwath believes.