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Premier Wynne's First 100 Days in Office

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Premier Wynne's First 100 Days in Office

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February 11

Premier Kathleen Wynne and new cabinet sworn-in

February 14

Premier Wynne takes on the Agriculture and Food portfolio

February 15

Premier Wynne, along with Ministers Eric Hoskins and Charles Sousa, participates in first jobs roundtable in Toronto, focusing on youth employment

February 19

Lieutenant Governor David C. Onley delivers Speech from the Throne for the new Ontario government

February 20

Minister Charles Sousa begins pre-budget consultations in Mississauga

February 21

Premier Wynne meets with P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz

February 22

Premier Wynne, along with Ministers Madeleine Meilleur, Bob Chiarelli, Yasir Naqvi and MPP Phil McNeely, participates in jobs roundtable with Ottawa businesses

February 22

Premier Wynne participates in the official signing ceremony of the Light Rail Transit System in Ottawa

February 22

After many days of negotiation, the Provincial Council of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation votes to recommend that members suspend their political action related to extracurricular and voluntary activities

February 25

Premier Wynne speaks at the conference of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association and the Ontario Good Roads Association

February 25

New Ontario government re-introduces Great Lakes Protection Act

February 26

New Ontario government re-introduces the Air Ambulance Amendment Act that would restore public confidence in ORNGE

February 27

Premier Wynne along with Minister Liz Sandals meets with student board trustees to talk about voluntary extracurricular activities returning to high school students

February 27

New Ontario government re-introduces legislation that would make it easier to resolve co-op housing disputes

February 27

Minister Glen Murray introduces legislation that would help municipalities collect defaulted fines from out-of-province drivers for driving offences in Ontario

February 28

Premier Wynne meets with U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson

March 1

New Ontario government holds first cabinet meeting in Northern Ontario since 1995 in Sault Ste. Marie, and creates the Northern cabinet committee

March 1

Premier Wynne speaks to the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce

March 1

Premier Wynne, along with Ministers Eric Hoskins, Glen Murray and Charles Sousa, participates in a jobs roundtable with Sault Ste. Marie businesses

March 1

Cabinet meets with numerous partners and stakeholders in Sault Ste. Marie

March 4

New Ontario government receives Healthy Kids Panel recommendations on how to reduce childhood obesity

March 5

Premier Wynne, along with Ministers Reza Moridi and Deb Matthews, announces $100 million for brain research

March 5

New Ontario government introduces legislation that would provide job protection for caregivers who take leave to care for sick or injured loved ones, or to cope with the illness or loss of a child

March 6

New Ontario government reinforces its commitment to protecting our Great Lakes by announcing the next phase of the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund

March 6

Minister Deb Matthews celebrates the opening of the newly redeveloped Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto

March 7

New Ontario government introduces new tanning beds legislation that would protect youth from skin cancer

March 8

New Ontario government commits to horse racing transition funds

March 8

Premier Wynne meets with First Nations Chiefs to discuss proposed developments in the Ring of Fire, to ensure that everyone benefits from the opportunities presented by the largest chromite deposit in the world

March 8

Premier Wynne meets with Prime Minister Keith Mitchell of Grenada

March 11

Premier Wynne, along with Ministers Teresa Piruzza and Reza Moridi, participates in a jobs roundtable with Windsor businesses

March 12

Premier Wynne, along with Ministers Deb Matthews and Reza Moridi, participates in a jobs roundtable with London businesses

March 14

Premier Wynne meets with Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault of France

March 19

Government announces a series of improvements to highways and bridges in Northern Ontario that will create hundreds of jobs

March 19

Government moves forward with a new venture capital fund to help unlock more financing opportunities for emerging startups, support innovation and create jobs. The government will contribute up to $50 million to the new fund

March 21

Government creates the first-ever Premier's Council on Youth Opportunities that will give advice on how the government can best support young people so they can succeed

March 25

Premier Wynne meets with High Commissioner Mian Gul Akbar Zeb of Pakistan

March 25

Government re-introduces legislation that would help make more local food available in grocery stores, schools and restaurants across the province

March 27

Government reaffirms its commitment to continuing the rollout of full-day kindergarten and pledges stable funding for schools and students across Ontario

March 28

Premier Wynne meets with High Commissioner Admiral Nirmal Verma of India

April 2

The governments of Canada and Ontario invest a combined $417 million into Growing Forward 2, a strategy to help Ontario's agri-food industry grow profits, expand into new markets and manage risks

April 2

Premier Wynne participates in a jobs roundtable at Procter & Gamble with Belleville businesses, community leaders and representatives from Loyalist College

April 2

Premier Wynne hosts a jobs roundtable at Flying Colours, a global aviation services company based in Peterborough

April 3

Premier Wynne hosts a jobs roundtable with Cornwall businesses and community leaders

April 3

Premier Wynne hosts a jobs roundtable with businesses and community leaders at Transformix, a supplier of factory automation systems based in Kingston

April 4

Premier Wynne attends the official opening of the new Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The centre will provide patients with access to next-day diagnosis, industry-leading breast imaging and advanced clinical care

April 4

Ontario reaches agreement in principle with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation. The agreement marks the renewal of the government's proud partnership with Ontario's public high school teachers

April 5

Premier Wynne hosts a jobs roundtable with local business and community leaders at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener-Waterloo

April 8

Premier Wynne speaks at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, where she outlines her vision for improving transit and transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

April 8

Premier Wynne meets with Ambassador Ljuben Tevdovski of Macedonia

April 9

Premier Wynne meets with Consul General Li Fang of China

April 10

Ontario's high school graduation rate increases for the eight year in a row, resulting in more students gaining the skills they need to succeed

April 12

Government announces it is working together with the College of Nurses of Ontario to enhance the role of nurses so they can deliver more services for their patients

April 15

Premier Wynne meets with Premier David Alward of New Brunswick

April 18

Premier Wynne meets with Premier Alison Redford of Alberta, Premier Greg Selinger of Manitoba and Premier Kathy Dunderdale of Newfoundland and Labrador

April 18

Government introduces legislation that would strengthen the rights of consumers in the areas of door-to-door sales, debt settlement services and real estate transactions

April 20

Premier Wynne attends an event hosted by President Gjorge Ivanov of Macedonia

April 24

Government announces it is working collaboratively with the federal government, the Government of Manitoba and other partners to ensure sustained long-term operations in the Experimental Lakes Area

April 24

Ontario's air quality report shows that levels of many air pollutants have dropped across the province, and Ontario's air quality continues to improve

April 29

Government launches comprehensive $295 million Youth Jobs Strategy, which would create 30,000 job and mentorship opportunities

April 29

Government strengthens protection for consumers by introducing new legislation proposing new rules for wireless contracts and services

April 30

Government unveils strategy that would reduce auto insurance premiums by an average of 15 per cent for Ontario's nine million drivers

May 1

Government announces plans to create an Ontario Music Fund that would help support and create jobs, and position Ontario as a leading place to record and perform music

May 2

Government presents Ontario's 2013 Budget, A Prosperous and Fair Ontario. It is designed to create jobs and help people in their everyday lives

May 3

Government outlines a series of initiatives intended to help small urban municipalities create jobs and grow their economies by continuing to share provincial gas tax money and upload the municipal share of social assistance benefit program costs

May 6

Premier Wynne outlines proposed increases to the Ontario Child Benefit, which would raise the annual maximum payment by up to $210 over the next two years

May 7

Government outlines the Budget's proposed investments to help strengthen rural communities, including nearly $90 million over the next three years for critical infrastructure projects

May 10

Government unveils plans to create a $100 million fund for small, rural and Northern municipalities to address roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure

May 10

Government kicks off consultations with key youth, business, education, labour and non-profit leaders on the Youth Jobs Strategy

May 10

Government announces it is creating more than 20 jobs in the Parry Sound area through its Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). Ontario is supporting seven economic development projects in the Township of Seguin and the Town of Parry Sound to strengthen the economy

May 13

Premier Wynne announces new support that will help more Francophone students study in French in the field of their choice

May 14

Premier Wynne outlines the government's plan to support small businesses through proposed increases to the Employer Health Tax exemption

May 16

Premier Wynne announces the government's commitment to extend Highway 427 to Major Mackenzie Drive, connecting communities and supporting thousands of jobs throughout York Region

May 17

Government shares a new and equitable formula to determine the fee municipalities will receive for hosting an OLG gaming facility 



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