Our Leader

Andrea Horwath

Leader, MPP Hamilton Centre


My friend,

I’ve been a community organizer, city councillor and an MPP in Ontario over the last 20 years. And now more than ever – I hear Ontarians calling out for change.

As leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, I am committed to working day in and day out to bring change that puts your family first.

Growing up in Stoney Creek, the daughter of an auto-worker, I know how hard it can be to make ends meet. With the cost of living rising, and stable jobs scarce – balancing the household budget is harder than ever in Ontario.

As a community organizer at a local legal clinic, I learned the importance of public services that we can count on – like education, pensions and health care.

And as a mother, I understand how important it is to plan for tomorrow – today. It’s up to us to build a better Ontario right now, and give our children the bright future they deserve.

You can count on myself and the New Democrat team to work on making life better and more affordable for you.

We are proud of the results we have delivered so far:

• Reduced the deficit with a new Fairness Tax on high income earners making over $500,000 per year.

• Served a bill to remove the unfair HST from hydro and home heating.

• Created new childcare spaces to help out working families.

• Increased funding for healthcare centres to stop cuts and closures.




These are good first steps, but more needs to be done.

Whenever I visit one of our wonderful Ontario communities, I hear you telling me that Ontario needs a real jobs plan and an economic recovery plan that makes life more affordable.

Ontario is ready for a different kind of politics. One that is fair and prioritizes the family’s bottom line for a change.

That’s why New Democrats are hard at work every day getting results for the people of Ontario. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we have much more to do.

Andrea Horwath 
Leader, Ontario’s NDP