Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Ontarians Are Infuriated About Doug Ford's Promises From The Throne Speech

Area MPP leading Tory rollback of Ontario sex-ed curriculum Throne Speech Opens Parliament to Take Action to Help the People
Steven Clarke | 13 July, 2018, 03:06

"We are getting to work quickly so people can see real change fast, and get the respect they deserve from their government", said Premier Ford.

The Tories have also taken several other steps since their victory last month, including putting a number of laws passed by the previous government on hold.

Both the sex-ed and math curriculums now in Ontario schools were described as "failed ideological experiments in the classroom" by former Premier Kathleen Wynne's government.

The speech confirmed that Ontario Premier Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government will extend sales of beer and wine to convenience stores, more grocery stores, and big box stores.

The throne speech recommits the Ford government to its key election promises, including reducing gas prices and hydro bills.

The cap-and-trade program that funded EHVIP was nixed July 3, nearly as soon as premier Doug Ford took office, and while it wasn't clear then when the incentives would go away, says Automotive News Canada, a post on the EHVIP website July 11 explained the timeline of its cancellation.

Russian Federation launching fastest ship ever to space station
EDT to reboost the station in a test created to verify an additional capability to adjust the station's altitude, if required. Previously resupply missions with "Progress" spacecraft have taken either six hours (four orbits) or two days (34 orbits).

Instead, tax relief is planned for parents, small businesses and the working poor.

"Your new government believes that no dollar is better spent than the dollar that is left in the pockets of the taxpayer", the speech says, signalling a sharp turn from the previous Liberal "activist centre" government.

Ford has already said that his government will run a deficit in its first, second and possibly third year before returning to black.

Ms. Dowdeswell said in the speech that the province will be returned to a balance budget at a "responsible, modest and pragmatic" time. "How is this government going to make sure that people can get the pharmacare that they need, the drugs that they need, the dental care that they need?" she said.

The Lieutenant-Governor also underlined the government's move earlier this week to scrap the province's sexual-education curriculum and said that Queen's Park would move forward with a plan to end the province's math curriculum, known as Discovery Math.

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