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Wynne to lay out long-term plan in throne speech

Sources say speech will focus on Premier's "activist centre" approach

Kathleen Wynne will kick off her majority government with a speech from the throne that will focus on past promises and new spending.  

Newstalk 1010 has learned the speech will be called "Building Ontario Up," and will outline the province's commitment to programs like Full Day Kindergarten and the 30 per cent post-secondary tuition grant.

It will also focus on Ontario's business climate. Sources reveal it will outline a trade mission to China this fall.

The speech will also re-commit to plans to implement a $29 billion transit and infrastructure fund and maintain a transparent government.
 
"It will show our unwavering commitment to balance the budget by 2017-18," a government source said. They added the budget which was tabled in May set the stage for what's to come.

Government House Leader Yasir Naqvi says the Liberals won't ram anything through now that they're in a majority situation. He vows to continue to work with opposition parties.

As for if there are plans to pump money into public sector contract negotiations, the Finance Minister shakes his head.

"The envelope for wage increase is limited, it's zero," Charles Sousa said.

Sousa plans to re-introduce the budget on July 14th.

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  1. Greg posted on 07/03/2014 05:49 AM
    "Building Ontario('s Debt) Up". Doubling down on unaffordable programs while promising a balanced budget in 4 years. A sound plan, Ms. Wynne. I think I'll adopt this line of thinking into my own life. I'm gonna max out my credit cards and get a line of credit all while paying off my mortgage in 4 years. Thank you, Liberals for this life plan.
    And what does "The envelope for wage increases..." mean anyway?
    1. Some Common Sense for You posted on 07/03/2014 06:43 AM
      @Greg You should have stayed in school after grade 8, Greg.
      Then you'd know what an "envelope for wage increases" means.

      This crazy country actually lets people as dumbly uninformed as you vote.

      What a shame.
    2. Mike from the hinterland posted on 07/03/2014 07:20 AM
      @Some Common Sense for You Some common sense for you. It is unfortunate that you have to slam people. Listen idiot I am educated with two university degrees and you can never trust what a Librano states.

      Does wage envelope mean an envelope that contains wages. Does it mean a range of compensation increases, then why is it zero, they certainly paid off the teachers union the other day! Libranos are the only humans who can suck and blow at the same time.

      What pisses me off, in the last few years I did not get a raise for three years, my pension was redefined as a defined contribution plan and my benefits severely cut because of the difficulties in the private sector.

      Our company had to downsize to make themselves profitable and it required a lot of decisions some very unpleasant. This year was the first time I got a raise of 2.5% in over four years. Unfortunately, Premier Mom the credit card queen does not have the guts to make cuts! These cuts will be forced upon her by the credit rating agency.

      What I hate is that the public service has not done their share when it comes to sharing the load. We are still funding gold plate pensions and benefits an wages. Don't forget the banked sick days which none of get anymore in the private sector. In the private sector these have been replaced by Short Term Disability Plans.

      It is time to send a message like Ronald Reagan did with the air traffic controllers. Fire them, the teachers and the 100K club! Hey Premier Mom, you then can seize their pension plans like they do in the private sector and then fund your Ontario Pension Plan. There is your new revenue tool.
    3. Some Common Sense for You posted on 07/03/2014 08:11 AM
      @Mike from the hinterland Sorry I took so long penning my response to your reply.
      I was so choked up by your self-proclaimed pity party that I just couldn't find the necessary composure to formulate a compassionate response.

      BUT - HERE GOES ...

      Let me guess:
      Your marvellous educational achievements consist of a BA in Sociology or History followed by an "Honours" BA with the 3 extra arts credits needed for the designation.

      It would appear to go a long way toward my original point about being "dumbly uninformed".

      Please try to get over yourself.
      The rest of have long since gotten over you and your tripe.
    4. KarenW_5 posted on 07/03/2014 08:54 AM
      @Some Common Sense for You Wow, aren't you the smug, condescending, typical Liberal supporter. Let's take a guess! You are a public servant or work for one of the many unnecessary bloated bureaucracies created over the last 11 years. You are over-paid for what you do and take advantage of every benefit presented to you. If anyone needs to get over themselves it's you and those like you.
    5. Mark7 posted on 07/03/2014 11:45 AM
      @Some Common Sense for You You are such a pinhead (like all criminal Fiberal supporters). Just because you say the opposite of the truth does not change the facts, but you actually believe yourself in doing it!

      EVERYTHING Mike stated is facts. You simply are like ALL Fiberal supporters and run like a little twit when Fiberal damages to our lives occur. You cannot and WILL NOT answer to a single point made that shows the true colours of the criminal Fiberals.

      Little minds like you make me want to puke! You are a huge hypocrite without any backbone.
    6. Mark7 posted on 07/03/2014 11:47 AM
      @KarenW_5 Mike is just an insufferable twit. He will not have enough money banked to overcome Ontario's rapidly approaching bankruptcy.
    7. Some Common Sense for You (Too) posted on 07/03/2014 11:54 AM
      @KarenW_5 Nice try - but no cigar.
      I am self-employed and have 55% ownership of a company employing over 100 people - all of whom earn very good wages and are not unionized.

      Stay in your deluded Con world if you insist, but be thankful that Tea Party Tim`s Cons lost as he and his warped platform so richly deserved.

      BTW - you lost - get over it.
    8. Some Common Sense for You (Too) posted on 07/03/2014 12:09 PM
      @KarenW_5 Nice try - but no cigar.
      I am self employed and have 55% ownership of a company that employs over 100 people. They are well paid, have a solid benefits package and are non-union.

      A newsflash for you, KarenW_5.
      Don`t come to the fight without ammunition or a good plan.
      You`d think that Cons would have learned that by now.
    9. Some Common Sense for You (Too) posted on 07/03/2014 12:14 PM
      @Mark7 You must enjoy replaying the Con mistakes of calling names but having nothing positive to offer.

      For your edification, Mark7, you lost the election, barely beat the NDP in popular vote (now that`s embarrassing!!) and you`re still whining.

      Get on with your life (such as it is).
    10. Mike from the hinterland posted on 07/04/2014 07:15 AM
      @Some Common Sense for You No dumb ass. Honours Bachelor Science Mathematics and Computer Science and Masters of Business Administration.

      You are Liberal scum who wastes money from people who build companies and try to give people jobs and employ them. My company has to compete each day and the entitled public servants do not.

      The entitled libranos are making it very difficult to do business in this highly globally competitive world. Only dumb f-ahole like you would support a scandal ridden government.
    11. Joe posted on 07/04/2014 07:46 AM
      @Some Common Sense for You (Too) Must be a business that has contracts with the Government of Ontario!
  2. Thank Rob Ford posted on 07/03/2014 05:53 AM
    Thank Rob Ford for distracting the provincial campaign.
    His own scandals distracted the focus and now he is splitting the right vote when John Tory should be the real contender.
    Rob Ford is only concerned about himself.
  3. Johnny V posted on 07/03/2014 06:15 AM
    If I'm not mistaken it was Mr Tory who entered the race AFTER Rob Ford already declared his candidacy. I squarely put the blame on John Tory when Queen Olivia Chow gets crowned in October. But this article is a provincial matter, let's keep the comments that way.
    1. Jim posted on 07/03/2014 07:48 AM
      @Johnny V Tory screwed up Ontario when his blunder kept Daulton and the Fiberals in power and now he is going to put the left nut job Olivia Chow into the Mayor's office in Toronto.

      Way to go John!!!!
  4. john posted on 07/03/2014 11:30 AM
    long term plan i have a advance copy of the plain it gos like this

    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL these liberal voters are so fucking stupid thay voted for us . lol lol lol .

    1th suck blood of stupid liberal voters


    2nd suck blood of stupid liberal voters


    3rd suck blood of stupid liberal voters


    4th suck blood of stupid liberal voters

    5th screw hard working sucker voters out of much money as possible

    6th letting power company s charge as much as that want . ( and we will accept any lame ass excuse thay give us . )

    7th letting insurance company s charge anything thay want . ( and we will accept any lame ass excuse thay give us . )

    8th bankrupt the province and make people depended on us to give them money .
    and will not give them money .
    1. Mark7 posted on 07/03/2014 11:51 AM
      @john I take great solace John, that one day these criminal Fiberal SCUMBAGS will get what they richly deserve. They have not a hope of Heaven after answering to Yahweh.

      I hope there is Fiberal taxes on the fuel needed to keep Hell afire.
    2. john`s uncle-brother-father posted on 07/03/2014 12:18 PM
      @john I`m embarrassed to be your uncle-brother-father.
      I wish I`d known the effects of in-breeding earlier.
  5. arthur posted on 07/03/2014 01:33 PM
    what do the sorry conservative followers have left after a good spanking at the ballot box?
    trolling online comment boards and hope someone gives them a like. good grief!
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