(Niagara At Large is posting the following message from newly elected Welland MPP Cindy Forster for our readers information.)
Newly-elected Welland MPP Cindy Forster is calling on the Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty to sit down with other parties to set a date to convene the first session of Legislative business in the House, and also key Legislative committees like Finance.
Forster, who is in Queens Park today for her first meeting as a member of Andrea Horwath’s expanded NDP caucus, said the provincial government should immediately tackle issues like job creation, health care, and making life more affordable.
“Andrea Horwath and our NDP caucus are already at work, proposing solutions that work for people,” she said. “It’s time for MPPs from all the parties to get together, make this minority government work, and address the needs of Ontario.”
Forster said the voters sent a clear message to Queens Park that they want a different kind of politics.
“People voted for change — they voted to change the way we do things in Queens Park,” she said. “I’m looking forward to this challenge, and to being a strong voice for the people of Welland.”
Forster is one of nine new MPPs in the NDP caucus, which is now 17 members strong.
“We’re going to bring a new energy to Queens Park,” she said. “I’m going to stand up strongly for the people of Welland, and I’m going to work constructively to get results for everyone in Ontario.”
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