She helped keep the minority Liberal government alive by supporting the spring budget, but now NDP leader Andrea Horwath is talking tough about the scandals from this year and what lies ahead.
In a sit-down with Newstalk 1010, Horwath says voters aren't seeing any respect from their government, pointing to scandals like the gas plant cancellations, Ornge spending and, mostly recently, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) compensation.
The expectation is that the NDP will stop supporting the Liberals this spring not only because of ongoing scandal but potential taxes for transit expansion. However, Horwath wouldn't reveal if that was her plan, despite a tougher tone than before.
While she also wouldn't say if she regretted keeping the minority Liberals in power, she did say she was frustrated at the amount of time it's taking to implement NDP budget asks like lowering car insurance rates and capping CEO salaries.
With the holidays around the corner, Horwath joked that there are many lumps of coal to go around given the government has a track record of not respecting the public purse and taxpayer dollars.