Speech from the Throne read at Queen's Park

Job creation is top priority for the Liberals

The premier has laid out her plan to move ahead, with job creation as priority number one.

The province's Lieutenant Governor read a 45-minute Speech from the Throne entitled "Build Ontario Up" at the legislature, stressing he's proud to witness the changing face of politics. David Onley pointed to not only having the first woman Premier in Kathleen Wynne, but the most elected female MPPs.

Onley outlined not only the government's plans to grow the economy but to introduce an Ontario-based pension plan, build new transit and infrastructure, and improve healthcare as well.

There were also vows not to raise taxes such as the HST, gas tax or income taxes for middle income earners. However, the premier will continue with her plan to hike them for those who make over $150,000 a year.

Onley revealed what Newstalk 1010 told you first - the province would be increasing international trade missions, including one to China this fall.
The Liberals maintain they'll be able to balance the budget by 2017-18.

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  1. Unions are Lords, the rest of us mere peasants posted on 07/03/2014 02:46 PM
    "The changing face of politics." Translation: By 2018 or 2022, proof of union membership will be required before you can cast a ballot.

    "Grow the economy." Aside from the employment-killing job tax and the other measures that will eat away at everyone's disposable income, that he mentions in the same damn sentence.

    "Vows not to raise taxes." Followed immediately by a snicker, as he looked around to see if anyone noticed his fingers were crossed behind his back.

    But thank God that 100,000 bureaucrats in the public sector still have their jobs!
    1. frank posted on 07/03/2014 03:32 PM
      @Unions are Lords, the rest of us mere peasants In Ontario at all levels, that number is 1.3M, over one tenth of the population, about one out of 7-8 adults, and nearly 25% of the number who work in the private sector, all on our backs. (statscan)

      But the budget can't be balanced without losing 100,000. Most of these will retire but some reductions have to be made.
  2. Sammy from Scarborough posted on 07/03/2014 03:32 PM
    Still living the Con Party dream of winning an election with a lousy leader and a worse platform, I see.

    Good luck with that.
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