Ontario Throne Speech 2016

Throne Speech – Premier Kathleen Wynne – September 12, 2016

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Key Points Addressed in Speech:

  1. Enhancing Child Care
    • Creating new licensed spaces
    • Creating new after school programs/drop in centres
  2. Investing in Education (KG – post secondary)
    • Building & renovating schools
    • Implementing renewed math strategy
    • Building new campuses & labs (post-secondary)
  3. Investing in Skills Training for the Job Market
    • Working with industry, union & educatorsto develop new skills training with recommendations of the Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel
  4. Strengthening the Health Care System
    • Reducing out of pocket prescription costs for seniors
    • Reducing wait times for seeing specialists
    • Adding nursing care and personal support & home support hours
  5. Investing in Roads/Transit/Modern Infrastructure
    • Re-paving highways/bridges
    • Improved access to remote First Nations communities
    • Light Rapid transit system expansion
    • GO system improvements
  6. Building Competitive Business Environment through Low Carbon Industries
    • Investing in farmers, processors, foresters, programmers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers
    • Creating autonomous cars and electric vehicles
    • Closing coal fired electricity plants to combat climate change
  7. Improving Retirement Income Security
    • Bolster Canada Pension Plan
  8. Relief on Electricity Bills
    • Legislation to rebate consumer residential electricity bills
    • Rural customers and small businesses to see savings, rebates and reductions on electricity bills

No mention of Community Safety, Policing, Police Oversight or Boards.

Prepared by: Angela Suri – Administrative Assistant – Peel Police Services Board