“This election is about change from the Wynne Liberals’ cuts and privatization. Folks in St. Catharines are ready for change – and I look forward to giving people here an option for not only change, but change for the better.” – St. Catharines’ Ontario NDP candidate Jennie Stevens
News from Ontario’s New Democratic Party
Posted April 18th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – The St. Catharines New Democrats chose City Councillor Jennie Stevens as their candidate for the upcoming provincial general election at a meeting (this past) Monday (April 16th) night.
“I am honoured to be running as part of Andrea Horwath NDP team,” said Stevens. “This election is about change from the Wynne Liberals’ cuts and privatization. Folks in St. Catharines are ready for change – and I look forward to giving people here an option for not only change, but change for the better.”
Jennie Stevens is lifelong resident of St. Catharines and is currently a city councillor representing the people of Merritton ward. She has more than 14 years of experience working with the city, residents, and community and elected leaders to get things done for Merritton and for the City of St. Catharines.
“Families and businesses are feeling the squeeze of higher costs and fewer services, but instead of helping, Kathleen Wynne made things worse by selling-off Hydro One and sending our hydro bills skyrocketing. That’s not what people here voted for,” said Stevens.
“But it’s not about going from bad to worse with Doug Ford who promised to cut $6 billion more than Wynne already has from the public services we need.”
Stevens said people in St. Catharines are tired of Kathleen Wynne’s broken promises and are looking for change to help make life more affordable, create jobs and bring year-round GO train service to the region.
“We have a better and inspiring choice in Andrea Horwath’s NDP. Only Andrea has a plan to make life more affordable by putting Hydro One back into public hands, and reducing our hydro bills by 30 per cent. She will invest in job creation, and deliver the pharmacare and dental care programs families need. And, her platform promises to deliver year-round GO rail service between Niagara and Toronto.”
A Note from Niagara At Large – In this spring’s Ontario election, NDP candidate Jennie Stevens is running against long-time Liberal incumbent Jim Bradley, PC Party candidate Sandie Bellows, also a St. Catharines city councillor, and Green Party candidate Colin Ryrie.
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