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October 22, 2019

(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour encourages New Democrats to bring a strong voice for working Canadians to Canada’s 43rd parliament.

“Ontario voters sent a clear message to Andrew Scheer and Doug Ford’s Conservatives last night, we’re done with the politics of division, done with denials of the climate crisis, and done with cuts to our public services,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley. “58 per cent of Ontario voters rejected the Conservative’s agenda of austerity. Voters in Ontario sent a warning to Doug Ford and the provincial Conservatives – the people of Ontario want Ford to drop his attacks on the environment and work in partnership with the federal government, instead of taking them to court over the carbon tax,” Buckley added.

The labour movement calls on the NDP to fight to make sure worker rights are respected, and that bills that will lead to cuts to public services, never see the light of day.

“The labour movement will work with the NDP to push this government to take on the issues it steadfastly ignored during its last four years in office,” said Buckley.

The OFL congratulates Jagmeet Singh and all NDP candidates on a hard-fought campaign.

“Jagmeet Singh and all the NDP candidates know that we can have a Canada where no one is left behind,” said Buckley. “Many Canadians heard their message and have voted to ensure that the NDP’s much-needed progressive voice is heard in Canada’s parliament.”

The OFL represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit www.OFL.ca and follow @OFLabour on Facebook and Twitter.

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