Ont Throne Speech – CP

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2018150 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Jul 12, 2018

By Shawn Jeffords

TORONTO – Ontario’s new government will lay out its plan for the province today in a throne speech expected to highlight several of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises.

The speech, which opens every new legislative session, is written by the premier’s office but read out by Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell in a formal ceremony.

While the new government has been quiet about the specifics of the speech, it said earlier this week that the rare summer sitting was meant to address three priorities.

Those priorities are scrapping the cap-and-trade system, ending the strike at York University and cancelling a wind power project in Eastern Ontario.

Tory house leader Todd Smith said the government would act quickly on these issues because they are time sensitive and cannot wait until the fall, when the house normally returns.

The government has already taken steps to dismantle the cap-and-trade program and the green energy projects funded through its revenues.

(The Canadian Press)


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