Ontario's NDP

Ontario's NDP

September 21, 2007 09:25 ET

Hampton Celebrates Debate Victory With Stanley Cup

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2007) - Ontario NDP Leader Howard Hampton celebrated his victory in Thursday's televised leaders' debate in the winning company of Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton, newly-elected Outremont MP Thomas Mulcair, Toronto area NDP candidates, and the Stanley Cup.

"Last night the people of Ontario saw two visions of our province - the NDP vision that puts working families first, and the discredited vision of broken promises shared by Dalton McGuinty and John Tory. The NDP has a first rate team that is working toward victory on October 10," Hampton said.

Flanked by the emblem of hockey supremacy, the Stanley Cup, along with Layton and Mulcair, Hampton made his comments at the NDP Breakfast of Champions held this morning in the Great Hall of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Jubilant NDP supporters and candidates filled the hall to celebrate Hampton's win in last night's leaders' debate.

"NDP candidates in every part of Ontario are rolling up their sleeves to move forward on the issues that affect working families. We have six commitments you can count on: a health tax rebate of $450 per person; an immediate increase to a $10 minimum wage NOW; affordable colleges and universities; high quality public education; reduced hospital wait times and improved health care; and protection of our children's health and environment," said Hampton.

"The leaders' debate revealed the differences between us and the other two parties: their approach consists of pay raises for politicians, privatization for their friends and broken promises for the rest of us. We are going to fight for a fair deal for you and your family," he said.

The NDP leader is spending the first day after his debate victory campaigning in Oshawa, Brantford and Hamilton.

"Last night's debate has energized me and the rest of the NDP team. We are now taking our message of a fair deal for all Ontarians to every corner of this province," Hampton said.

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