Throne Speech Read At Queen's Park
The premier has unveiled her roadmap for the province.
The Throne Speech was read in front of the legislature by Lt Gov David Onley Tuesday afternoon, stressing the need of the opposition to work with the minority Liberals.
"There are so many opportunities for progress, for all parties to join together," it reads.
It reaches out to the NDP by ways of tackling youth unemployment and to the Tories by promising to establish better government accountability practises. Throughout the speech, there are references to how the government can work with the opposition, pointing out the premier doesn't believe there is a great divide between the parties.
The province also promises to treat the labour force "fairly and with respect", underlining the importance of collective bargaining.
Touching on the gas plant cancellations in Mississauga and Oakville, the throne speech repeats the government will work with all parties in the legislature when it comes to reviewing energy relocation decisions, as well as casino locations.
Wynne promises to be accountable to the people of Ontario in order to prevent mistakes before they happen.
The speech reveals the "new government" has three objectives: fiscal responsibility, economic growth and increased employment.
It underlines the province will continue on with the plan to reduce the deficit by 2017-18 and continue to implement recommendations from economist Don Drummond.
The speech says the province will work with financial institutions to make sure small- and medium-sized businesses will be able to get the cash they need to thrive, all while expanding international opportunities. The speech points to future trade visits to India, China, Europe and South America.
The province will keep full-day kindergarten, the 30 per cent off Tuition grant and renew support for mental health.
The throne speech also calls for an increase to the number of people with disabilities in the workforce and an increase in the Employer Health Tax exemption threshold.