Ontario Liberal Candidates Will Deliver for Thornhill & Niagara Falls

Candidates Focused on Creating Jobs, Wage & Retirement Security, and Investing in Public Services

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

TORONTO - Ontario Liberals have nominated two experienced community leaders in Thornhill and Niagara Falls to work alongside Premier Kathleen Wynne to help create jobs, grow the economy, and invest in people.

Joyce Morocco, city councillor and long-time advocate for the Niagara Falls, will help drive regional economic growth while fighting for the cutting-edge health care Niagara region deserves, including a new Hospital.

Joyce has a strong record delivering for Niagara by bringing a new Community Health Centre to the area and playing a leadership role in raising $9.2 million for a new ER as chair of the Greater Niagara General Hospital Foundation.  Her active involvement in the community has been recognized with the Volunteer of the Year award by Festivals and Events Niagara.

Sandra Yeung Racco, a city councillor with more than 10 years of experience, understands that smart investments in transit, infrastructure and job creation opportunities will allow Thornhill families to thrive.

Sandra has worked tirelessly for her constituents.  Between building an array of new parks; leading art, culture and diversity initiatives; and working with other levels of government to bring the subway outside of Toronto's borders and into Thornhill - an historic first.

"Joyce Morocco and Sandra Yeung Racco are the best candidates to ensure we're creating jobs, investing in people, and building our communities," said Campaign Co-Chair Tim Murphy. "They'll work at the table with Kathleen Wynne for higher wages for the middle class and those trying to join it.  We need good middle class jobs with decent pay, and stronger pensions."

"Tim Hudak will eliminate jobs, drive down wages, and weaken pensions all while cutting billions from schools and hospitals.  He'll pick up where Mike Harris left off," said Campaign Co-Chair Deb Matthews. "And the NDP? They have no economic plan and won't present one because NDP ideas are bad for the economy."

"The people of Niagara Falls and Thornhill want tangible results and practical solutions to today's challenges," concluded Matthews. "Only Ontario Liberals are making the right choices to create jobs and invest in public services."

The by-elections in Thornhill and Niagara Falls will take place February 13th.