Ontario's Government Supporting Municipalities
Minister addresses municipal leaders at Ontario Good Roads Association Annual Conference
TORONTO - Today Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, addressed the Ontario Good Roads Association's annual conference to reaffirm that the government is working for the people of Ontario to cut red tape, grow the economy, and plan strategic investments in transportation.
Noting that the government inherited a $15 billion deficit, Minister Yurek said that finding ways to save money, while promoting job creation, investment and trade, will help to support key services across Ontario.
"Our government is working hard to find efficiencies, in every ministry and across the entire government, so we can fund the projects that matter most to Ontarians. That funding will certainly include the transportation priorities that our province's communities rely on," Yurek said.
Minister Yurek also assured industry representatives that investing in Ontario's transportation network will be featured in the government's upcoming budget.
"Our government plans to make smart investments in public transportation - highways, roads, bridges, and transit - will improve Ontario's transportation network so that we have the infrastructure needed to compete in a global economy - after all, Ontario is open for business," Yurek said.
- The Fall 2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review outlines how Ontario’s Government is working for the people to take immediate action to reduce the Province’s deficit, while making Ontario more affordable for individuals, families and businesses, and making Ontario open for business.
- Minister Yurek’s speech at the Ontario Good Roads Association’s annual convention