Andrea Horwath

Andrea Horwath

On Wednesday, April 25th, 2012, Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Ontario’s New Democrats was chosen to receive the Equal Voice’s EVE Award (Toronto) at the Seventh Annual Women in Public Life Luncheon, hosted by the Canadian Club of Toronto.

Elected in 2009, Andrea Horwath is the Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats. Born in Stoney Creek to an autoworker’s family, Andrea earned her degree in Labour Studies from McMaster University paying her way with low-wage jobs. After university, Andrea took jobs organizing in her community – teaching and training workers in Hamilton, developing co-op housing in Welland and working as a community organizer for a local legal clinic. Her own life experience and those of the people she worked with led her to politics and Hamilton City Hall.

After serving seven years as a Councillor in Hamilton municipal politics, Andrea handily won election as the MPP for Hamilton East. As MPP, and today as Leader, Andrea is focused on making life more affordable, protecting jobs, improving health and education and building a better future for all Ontarians.

To watch Andrea Horwath’s speech click here.

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