When the Ontario legislature rises from the spring session and Members of Provincial Parliament return to their home ridings, I always find it amusing when people say, “So, you’re off for the summer?”
Truth be told, time spent in our ridings is often much busier than when we’re serving at Queen’s Park. There are countless meetings with constituents and stakeholders, ribbon cuttings for new buildings and businesses, festivals, cultural events, walk-a-thons for worthy causes, and many other appointments to keep.
However, I will say that the spring session was extremely productive. We passed 17 pieces of legislation during the spring sitting of the 41st Parliament of Ontario. These measures support good jobs, fair workplaces and better wages, prepare our workforce for the new innovation economy, and make life more affordable for workers, students, seniors and families.
Ontario’s economy is in a relatively strong position. Our unemployment rate has dropped to a 16 year low, our growth is outpacing all G7 countries, and as promised we delivered a balanced budget.
But, even with a strong economy, there are many people who feel uncertain about their futures in a changing world. “As a government, we can and must be a force for good,” says Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. “That is why we are taking bold action so that everyone can feel more secure and confident about the future.”
To help people in Waterloo Region get ahead and stay ahead in a changing economy, the government brought forward a comprehensive list of actions that will make a positive difference in our lives.
These actions include:
Actions introduced this legislative sitting are part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
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