Ontario Tories promises to fund health-care, expand beer and wine sales

13 July, 2018, 15:55 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Ontario Tories promises to fund health-care, expand beer and wine sales

The prospect of beer in corner stores was made by Ford as one of his campaign promises.

The Tories will also move to end the strike at York University that has been underway since March by introducing back-to-work legislation. "And we will always put the best interests of the people first".

The money was to be paid out from revenues of the cap-and-trade system, which Ford began dismantling nearly immediately after taking office, as he had promised to do.

"I suspect this isn't just a new government finding its feet, this is the style of this government", Mr. Tabuns said.

The PCs say the project received approval to proceed during the election period.

A local group, the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County, opposed the project, saying it believed it would be detrimental to the "unique historical, agricultural, cultural and rural character" of the region. The Tories also promised to remove restrictions on police officers they said "treat those in uniform as subjects of suspicion and scorn".

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Smith also denied opposition accusations that the government has been inaccessible and making too many decisions quietly behind closed doors with Ford himself shying away from taking questions from media. "To take us backwards, to take us into a race to the bottom and pull us into the last century, that's what this throne speech says to me".

Ontario Premier Doug Ford leaves his office at Queen's Park after meeting with Mayor John Tory in Toronto on July 9, 2018.

In the statement, the Tories said the summer session will build on the work their government has already undertaken, such as steps to dismantle cap and trade and measures to curb government spending. "It's inflammatory to things that aren't in the curriculum", he said. "I think it's deeply disappointing and I think it actually contradicts what Conservatives campaigned on", Schreiner told GuelphToday by phone after the speech. "That's consistent with an approach that's closed, that isn't open to the public, isn't open to the people".

The Ford government cancelled cap and trade as part of its commitment to cut gas prices by $0.10 a litre.

"He shouldn't be ending cap and trade", Tabuns said.

Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner, the first member of his party to be elected to serve in Ontario's legislature, said he would have liked to have seen a plan to address climate change.

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