Premier Invites Public to Bring Their Questions to Ottawa Town Hall
Ontario Seeking Input on Plan for Fairness and Opportunity in Changing Economy
Premier Kathleen Wynne is traveling across Ontario to hear from people on the issues that matter most to them. Following engaging town hall meetings in Toronto and Brampton, where the Premier answered questions on everything from cannabis to auto insurance and the rising minimum wage, Premier Wynne will next host an open forum today in Ottawa.
The Premier's third Town Hall will take place in The Chamber at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive in Ottawa, and will be moderated by Cheryl Jensen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Algonquin College. Admission to the event is free and open to everyone. It will provide an opportunity for people from all over the National Capital Region to share their thoughts on how to create more fairness and opportunity in Ottawa, and across Ontario.
People of all ages and from all walks of life have already shared their views and asked questions about how government directly affects their lives and communities. The forums have provided an opportunity to open a dialogue with the Premier about the challenges of a changing economy, and have been attended by hundreds of people.
General admission seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in The Chamber at Ben Franklin Place. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the Premier's Town Hall will start at 7:00 p.m.
Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
“Nothing can replace being able to ask questions of elected representatives in person. Talking to people, starting that conversation, is what motivates me. That’s why I want to hear from you, the people of Ontario — I want to hear your ideas on how we can create a fairer, better province with more opportunity for everyone. Because even though we’ve made major strides and have a lot to be proud of, we know there is still a lot more work to do to ensure that everyone shares in our province’s continued prosperity and success.”