Jun 06, 2019
By Zoomer Podcast Network
On June 7, 2018, Ontario decided to head down a different political path. The Ontario Liberal Party, under former Premier Kathleen Wynne, would concede to the now reigning Ontario Progressive Conservative Party under Premier Doug Ford.
As a result of that election, The Ontario Liberals now have 7 seats in the Legislature, which is not enough for official party status. The Ford Tories moved quickly, rolling back the province’s sex-ed curriculum, trimming Toronto City Council to 25 members and cancelling the previous Liberal Government’s cap and trade system.
Finance minister Vic Fedeli introduced a budget that included cuts to public health, education and municipal transfers. Not all went smoothly.
The government had to back down on its plans for autism funding, the OPP hiring the Premier’s friend Ron Taverner as commissioner and the proposed cuts to municipal funding. And yesterday, we learned that the federal government is coming to the rescue – after the Ford Tories axed a 50-million tree planting program.
Libby Speaks to Bob Richardson, Senior Counsel to National Public Relations and Kim Wright, Principal of Kim Wright Strategies about the year that was for the Ford government.