Premier Welcomes Promise Of Action On Health Care, Cities
Ontario Will Work With Ottawa To Ensure Throne Speech Leads To Action: McGuinty
QUEEN'S PARK -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today welcomed the federal Throne Speech's promise of action on improved health care and a new deal for cities.
"On these major issues, the Throne Speech reflects the priorities that we campaigned on, and that Ontarians voted for," McGuinty said.
"We look forward to working with Ottawa to ensure the words in the Speech are followed by real, positive action for Ontarians. We look forward to hearing the details and working with the federal government to ensure Ontarians get the results they want and deserve."
The Premier was particularly pleased to see the commitment to exempt municipalities from paying the GST, the creation of a new Chief Public Health Officer for Canada and pledges to improve student aid.
He also signalled that the Ontario government is prepared to work with the federal government to build stronger communities, with an emphasis on improvements in affordable housing and public transit.
"Ontarians have made their priorities clear, and improved health care for all and stronger and safer communities are near the top of their list. They want all levels of government to work together on these issues. And the federal Throne Speech is a positive step in that direction."