Here for London–Fanshawe
Teresa is a passionate community advocate, experienced leader, mom and grandmother who served as MPP for London-Fanshawe since 2011. She is the Official Opposition Critic for Affordability, and for Pensions
In London, she’s fought for her community to have equitable access to resources throughout the pandemic, been part of the effort to bring a school to Summerside, helped tenants access information about their rights, advocated for small business supports and stood firm against Islamophobia.
At Queen’s Park, she was a tireless advocate for hospital services, addiction support, mental health resources, community schools, affordable housing and long-term care.
As the former critic for Children and Youth Services, she’s called the government to task about their mishandling of the Ontario Autism Program, the sudden closure of youth justice centres, the funding cuts for children’s mental health services and the lack of movement on the children welfare system redesign.
Prior to serving as MPP, Teresa was a professional insurance broker and involved with community organizations including the East London Lioness Club, LUSO Centre and the East London Optimist Club.
West: Doug Ford should get out of the way of workers’ protected rights
QUEEN’S PARK - Following Doug Ford’s wage-capping Bill 124 being struck down by the Ontario courts, Ontario NDP Labour critic MPP Jamie West (Sudbury) spoke during Question Period, asking Doug Ford to respect Justice Koehnen’s decision declaring Bill 124 unconstitutional.
“The Ontario Superior Court...
Niagara Escarpment environmental protections must be upheld: NDP
NIAGARA – The NDP’s Niagara area MPPs are calling on the Ford government to provide the funding and oversight needed to uphold environmental protections of the Niagara Escarpment.
Their call comes after the Auditor General’s 2022 Report found that the Niagara Escarpment has been virtually stripped of...
NDP Commemorates World AIDS Day
QUEEN’S PARK – Kristyn Wong-Tam, 2SLGBTQ+ Issues critic, released the following statement to mark World AIDS Day:
“At its core, World AIDS Day is about public health and social justice. As with every pandemic, HIV/AIDS spreads along lines of marginalization, including race, class, gender and sexual...
Ford government blocks review of former PC MPP Jeremy Roberts’ appointment
QUEEN’S PARK — Former PC MPP Jeremy Roberts is the latest appointee on the growing list of government appointment candidates that the standing committee will not have the opportunity to review. In response, NDP Deputy Leader Doly Begum is raising concerns about the lack of transparency and due process for...
Statement from Sudbury MPP on Ontario’s McIntyre Powder apology
QUEEN’S PARK — Jamie West, NDP MPP for Sudbury, has been working with former mine workers and affected family members to secure an apology from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to the 25,000 Ontario mine workers who were forced to breathe ‘McIntyre Aluminum Powder.’ West made the following statement after...
NDP Child Care critic urges government to address workforce crisis on National Day of Action
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Child Care Critic Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale – High Park) is urging the Ford government to address the child care workforce shortage by passing her bill to establish an Early Years and Child Care Workforce Advisory Commission.
At a press conference organized by the Ontario Coalition for...
NDP: Ottawa LRT Inquiry shows Ford must stop pursuing P3 infrastructure
OTTAWA – NDP MPPs Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) and Chandra Pasma (Ottawa West-Nepean) released the following statement in response to the release of the final report of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (LRT) Public Inquiry:
“Today the people of Ottawa finally got the answers they are owed about who and what is...
Ford turning his back on environment, vulnerable communities: NDP
Auditor General’s report reveals inaction on flooding risks, vaccine inequity
QUEEN’S PARK — Interim Ontario NDP Leader Peter Tabuns said it’s shameful that Doug Ford has left Ontarians less healthy and less safe by turning his back on his environmental responsibilities and on vulnerable communities...
MPP Gretzky: Ojibway National Urban Park one step closer to becoming reality for Windsor-Essex
WINDSOR – Ojibway National Urban Park is one step closer to becoming reality after a motion was passed in the Ontario Legislature today to consider integrating the Ojibway Provincial Prairie Reserve with the adjoining lands to ramp up the process for creating a cohesive national urban park in Windsor-Essex.
NDP welcomes court ruling overturning ford’s wage-capping bill 124
QUEEN’S PARK – Peter Tabuns, NDP MPP and Leader of the Official Opposition released the following statement in response to news that an Ontario court has struck down wage-capping Bill 124:
“There’s no doubt that today is a victory for workers in Ontario. The courts have recognized what...
NDP to Ford: Stop downloading health care costs to municipalities like London
LONDON – NDP MPPs Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre), Peggy Sattler (London West), and Teresa Armstrong (London-Fanshawe) released a statement following news that London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) will be forced to ask the City of London for help to fund a $3 billion master plan, with no provincial help...
‘Unconscionable’: NDP slams Ford’s underspending on health care amid health crisis
QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Finance critic Catherine Fife responded to the Financial Accountability Office’s latest report on government spending, which shows shocking underspending in key areas like health:
“It’s unconscionable that, in the middle of a health care crisis, the Ford government is...