Premier Wynne Heads to Thunder Bay for Next Public Town Hall
Ontario Seeking Public Input on Plan to Help People Get Ahead in Changing Economy
Premier Kathleen Wynne is inviting people from the Thunder Bay area to have their voices heard on the issues that matter most to them, their communities and to everyone across Northwestern Ontario.
On Wednesday, January 31, the Premier will host the fourth in a series of provincewide town hall meetings. Hundreds of people have attended the town halls to date, taking advantage of the chance to speak directly with the Premier about the challenges and opportunities of a changing economy.
From the rising minimum wage to legalized cannabis to education and health care, no issue has been off the table at earlier discussions in Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa.
The Premier's latest Town Hall will take place at the Italian Cultural Centre at 132 Algoma Street South in Thunder Bay, and will be moderated by Patricia Lang, former President of Confederation College. Admission is free to the event and open to anyone who wants to share their thoughts about Ontario's plan to create more fairness and opportunity in this period of rapid economic change.
General admission seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Italian Cultural Centre. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., and the Premier's Town Hall will start at 6:00 p.m. Those who wish to attend are encouraged to RSVP. Please note, an RSVP does not guarantee admission, but helps ensure that adequate seating is available.
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.
“Hearing from people at these town halls, it’s crystal clear to me that while certain issues may be similar from one community to the next, people’s perspectives are always unique. That’s what makes Ontario such a diverse and dynamic place to live. And we can’t talk about building a fairer, better province without hearing the important northern perspective. I’m looking forward to hearing directly from you about your concerns and how we can continue to build a stronger Ontario — not only for today, but for our children and grandchildren.”