Ont. NDP's Horwath calls for more at home health care, lower insurance

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. (QMI Agency)

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. (QMI Agency)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 5:54 PM ET

TORONTO – Ontario New Democrats have put a 15% cut in auto insurance rates and a five-day home health-care guarantee at the top of their priorities for the coming legislative session.

"For a lot of Ontarians, paycheques aren't growing but the cost of living keeps going up," NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Monday in announcing her expanded to-do list.

Her proposals would leave an extra $226 in the pocket of the average driver, and make sure families aren't on lengthy waiting lists for services that help keep seniors in their homes, she said.

The home care promise would require an extra $30 million, while slashing auto insurance rates wouldn't cost the government anything, Horwath said.


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