Horwath promises $15M for school breakfasts

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath speaks outside Dewson Street Junior Public School on May 30. (MARYAM...

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath speaks outside Dewson Street Junior Public School on May 30. (MARYAM SHAH/QMI Agency)

Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:50 PM ET

TORONTO — Andrea Horwath says an NDP government would spend $15 million to make sure students are well-fed.

“This will help 70,000 more children have a good breakfast in their tummies when they come to school, to enable them to be ready to learn,” the NDP leader said outside Dewson Street Junior Public School.

With the election less than two weeks away, Horwath blasted the Liberal party for being “more interested in spending money on its own political priorities than it is on the priorities of families.”

She also criticized Tory Leader Tim Hudak’s jobs plan.

“We have Mr. Hudak, who wants to throw 100,000 families to the curb and fire firefighters and nurses,” Horwath said.

When asked for her thoughts about a possible coalition government, she said the choice is up to voters.

“I’m not going to presuppose the result of June 12,” Horwath said. “I’m going to respect the voters and wait for their decision.”


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