Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) District 4 is endorsing NDP candidate Erika Lougheed for the June 2nd provincial election.
In a news release, OSSTF District 4 President Parker Robinson said his members are happy to endorse Lougheed.
"Erika is a passionate community builder and her energy and knowledge of the issues facing the communities of the Nipissing riding will benefit the people of this region. We are impressed with Erika’s determination to improve the services that our residents depend on including education, health care, long-term care, and infrastructure.
“Erika is ready to reinvigorate our public education system with the necessary investments to allow the children of Nipissing district to thrive. She has committed to advocating for the necessary resources so education workers can provide the best possible learning opportunities for students,” concluded Robinson.
"I stand in solidarity with teachers and education workers and support the fight to strengthen our public education system," stated Lougheed.
The Near North Teachers’ Local of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario are also supporting Lougheed.
“We are proud to have Erika on our side," said ETFO Near North Teacher’s Local President Rob Hammond. "Throughout the pandemic, teachers and education workers could count on Erika for her strong support. She has a proven track record of fighting for our schools, our kids and public education. We are behind her all the way!”
Meanwhile, in a news release today she said making home care more affordable is what seniors in Nipissing really need.
“So many of our seniors need support in their homes but find it very expensive. Instead of helping, the Ford Conservatives, like the Liberals before them, made home care even more costly. We can and should do so much better for seniors who have worked so hard for our communities. Today’s NDP plan will help seniors get the care they need in their own home, and save them money,” said Lougheed.
"The NDP will help seniors live at home for years longer by letting them defer property taxes, putting about $375 back in their pockets every month — and investing $1 billion to make sure home care is there to support them."