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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. 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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