The First 30 Days
Since being sworn in on Feb. 11, Premier Wynne and our Ontario Liberal team have hit the ground running, working to make a difference in people's lives by strengthening our economy, creating more jobs and building a fair society. Here's what you need to know:
- As we began the new session in the Legislature, we laid out the priorities of our new Ontario government in the Speech from the Throne — building a strong job-creation economy, making the minority parliament work, and making life a little easier here in Ontario, for the benefit of all.
- With our respectful, collaborative discussions with our education partners underway, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation voted to resume public high school extracurricular activities and programs for the benefit of students, teachers and parents.
- Premier Wynne and our team have held jobs roundtables in Toronto, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Windsor and London to gather ideas on creating jobs and helping our industries expand.
- We held the first Northern Cabinet meeting since 1995, as part of our focus on reflecting the needs of all the people of Ontario.
- And, we've been pushing for progress in the Ontario Legislature.
- We introduced different legislation to protect the Great Lakes — including creating a fund to help community groups clean up beaches and shoreline, or restore wetlands — expand job-protected leave for family caregivers and help prevent skin cancer among young people by banning those under 18 from using tanning beds.
Ontario Liberals are focused on governing, but if the opposition forces an election, we're also ready to win. Our campaign will be co-chaired by The Honourable Deb Matthews and former MPP Tim Murphy, with Kim Donaldson as our nomination chair. The party owes a debt of gratitude to the Chair of the last three campaigns, former MPP Greg Sorbara. We wish Greg the best of luck and thank him for his years of service to the party.
Only Ontario Liberals are fighting for real progress on behalf of the people of Ontario, inside our legislature and across the province.