Ontario budget 2014: Andrea Horwath says NDP voting against budget

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said this morning she will not support the minority Liberals' budget, a move that would send the province into a provincial election in June.

"I have lost confidence in Kathleen Wynne and her ability to deliver," Horwath said Friday. "I cannot in good conscience support a government that people don’t trust anymore."

Horwath's announcement comes a day after she stayed silent as the Liberals released their budget on Thursday.

On Friday, she listed a number of scandals she says have caused her to lose confidence in the Wynne government. She also pointed to a number of undelivered Liberal promises.


Wynne had given Horwath a May 8 deadline to indicate whether she would support the budget. With Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak already indicating he would not back it, the decision of whether to keep the Wynne government alive fell into Horwath's hands.

"This budget is not a solid plan for the future," she said. "It's a mad dash to escape the scandals. It's time for change. We do not support this government any longer."

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