Five things to know about the Ontario government's throne speech

Five things to know about the Ontario government's throne speech

Five things to know about the Ontario government's throne speech

"We are getting to work quickly so people can see real change fast, and get the respect they deserve from their government", said Premier Ford.

Scrapping cap and trade, ending the York University strike and cancelling a controversial wind farm project will be priorities for the new Progressive Conservative government when the Ontario legislature resumes this week for a rare summer session.

Thompson says she'll announce soon a schedule of parent consultations across the province, on how to implement the revised curriculum.

NDP MPP Peter Tabuns said his party, the official opposition, will not support the PCs on their three legislative priorities.

"It's an indication of a government that doesn't like to do business in public, that doesn't want to be transparent, that likes backroom dealing".

Along with legislating an end to cap-and-trade, Mr. Smith said the Tories will work to prevent a future government from imposing a carbon price in Ontario.

HONOURING VETS AND POLICE: The government pledged to build a new monument to veterans of the war in Afghanistan and said it would create a dedicated hotline to help military families. He could not provide details on how that would be accomplished or whether the government would reimburse companies that were required to spend $2.8-billion on now worthless carbon credits.

"It's pretty clear that this government is bent and determined to drag this province down, to take us backwards, to take us into a race to the bottom and pull us into the last century", Horwath said.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has made good on another election promise. He labelled Mr. Schmidt the "six-million-dollar man" after the chief executive got a raise that pushed his salary to $6.2-million.

"You can take this to the bank, the CEO is gone and the board is gone", Mr. Ford said during a news conference in April.

Schreiner said the new government is not living up to that promise by announcing it is cancelling the GreenON rebates for home improvements and the cancellation of rebates for people purchasing electric and hybrid vehicles.

"We are taking that issue very seriously, and while it might not be the first on the list of things that we've accomplished, we did get down to work right away", he said. "That's consistent with an approach that's closed, that isn't open to the public, isn't open to the people". "We are ending the deadlocked strike at York University so students can get back to school".

Smith says the Tories will also cancel the White Pines Wind Project in Eastern Ontario which received notice to proceed during the election period.

A local group, the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County, opposed the project, saying it believed it would be detrimental to the "unique historical, agricultural, cultural and rural character" of the region.

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