Wynne's priorities set out in Speech from ThroneTuesday, February 19, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
OFFICE OF THE PREMIER OF ONTARIO
ABRIDGED: DAVID ORAZIETTI, MPP
Ontario's Speech from the Throne focuses on common ground of strong economy, fair society, effective legislature
The new Ontario government emphasizing new jobs, strong communities and healthy, engaged citizens
The new Ontario government is working toward a stronger province that will create good jobs and build strong communities across the province.
The Honourable David C. Onley, Ontario's Lieutenant Governor, delivered the government's Speech from the Throne in the legislature today.
The speech highlighted the government's way forward to find common ground with the opposition so that Ontario can build a fair society, a strong economy and establish a more accountable legislature.
• Eliminating the deficit by 2017-18.
• Introducing an even-handed approach to balancing the budget, allowing all parties to work together to find savings.
• Establishing better accountability in the legislature.
• Focusing on employment opportunities for Ontario's youth, in partnership with education, labour and private sector partners.
• Ensuring municipalities and families have input on the location of energy infrastructure in their communities, while continuing to protect the environment and encourage conservation.
• Ensuring a respectful partnership with labour leaders by building a sustainable process for wage negotiation through collective bargaining.
• Continuing to build the best education and health care systems in the world.
"Our government is committed to cooperating with opposition parties to move Ontario forward. We will focus on balancing the budget and ensuring opportunities for every Ontarian without letting anyone slip through the cracks. When we work together, Ontario is a place of endless possibilities," said Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario.
David C. Onley is Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor.
He represents Her Majesty the Queen of Canada.
This Speech from the Throne marks the beginning of the second session of the 40th Parliament of Ontario.
Kathleen Wynne is Ontario’s first female premier.
Provincial Throne Speech focuses on working together for a stronger economy
SAULT STE. MARIE - Today, the second session of the 40th Parliament of Ontario began with the Speech from the Throne, which focused on creating more jobs and building stronger communities across the province, David Orazietti, MPP announced.
“Our new Premier is committed to working with the opposition parties to move forward on a number of important challenges that include boosting the economy, creating more good jobs and balancing the budget,” said Orazietti. “I am also pleased that our new Premier has a strong understanding of the challenges we face in northern Ontario when it comes to stimulating the economy and I am encouraged by her determination to look for new ways to create job opportunities in communities like Sault Ste. Marie."
“Premier Wynne made it clear today that our government understands northern Ontario faces unique challenges and I have already begun working closely with her to ensure the North plays a key role in moving Ontario’s economy forward,” said Orazietti.