Premier Thanks Ontarians For Working Hard, Working Well And Working Together
Anniversary Visits Include School Children, Nurses And Auto Workers
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will mark the third anniversary of his government's election today by thanking Ontarians for the work they do to make the province stronger.
"We have much more to do, but we have come a long way in three years, and the credit for that goes to Ontarians," McGuinty said.
"In our schools, class sizes are down and test scores are up. In health care, wait times are down and the number of doctors and nurses is up. Our economy has produced 268,000 net new jobs, and we've attracted billions of dollars in new investment, particularly in the auto sector," he said.
"And we're making this progress because Ontarians are working hard, they're working well and they're working together. That's why I wanted to mark this occasion by giving the credit for this progress where credit is due -- to the people of Ontario."
The Premier's mini-tour includes stops where he will:
- Congratulate students and staff at Dunlop Public School in Ottawa, where six new teachers are working to help reduce class sizes and boost student achievement
- Thank nurses at the Rouge Valley Health System, where patients are getting joint replacement surgery 67 days faster than they were three years ago
- Pay tribute to auto workers whose high-quality work at the DaimlerChrysler plant in Brampton helped attract a new $768 million investment from the automaker.
"When I ran for Premier three years ago, I said that there is no limit to what Ontarians can accomplish when we work and build and dream together," the Premier said.
"Since then, Ontarians have proven that is true. I want to thank them for what they've done, and urge all of us to continue to work together, because we have much more to do, together."