ONTARIO THRONE SPEECH DECLARES ''NEW DAY HAS DAWNED''
Jul 12, 2018
By Bob Komsic
Called ”A Government for the People,” and written by the premier’s office, the Doug Ford Tories plans were read out in the Speech from the Throne by Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell.
(Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)
It highlights many of the promises and pledges made during the election campaign, including cancelling cap-and-trade, lowering gas prices and hydro rates, providing long-term funding for health-care, replacing the sex ed curriculum, expanding beer and wine sales to convenience and big box stores, and slashing government waste.
”It will begin by calling a commission of inquiry into the financial practices of government to identify ways to restore accountability and trust in Ontario’s public finances. The era of accounting tricks and sleight of hand must end,” the nine-page throne speech said.
”The road ahead will not be easy, but the path is clear.”