Les gens du Nord ne peuvent toujours pas compter sur ce gouvernement pour assurer la sécurité des routes dans la saison hivernale.
In fact, the failure of the brand new Nipigon bridge shows that northern infrastructure problems are getting worse here in Ontario, not better.
A government should get the basics right, like good schools, to ensure that every classroom has the right supports for students.
That’s something parents should be able to trust their governments to do.
Not just talking about listening and consulting, but really listening to the people of Ontario, because over the last couple of years, most Ontarians have seen a Premier and a government that look out of step and out of touch with the real struggles, the real challenges, the real hopes of families across this province.
Resuming the debate adjourned on March 3, 2016, on the motion that this House approves in general the budgetary policy of the government. Heading into this budget, like many Ontarians, I was hopeful; hopeful that the Premier was truly listening to the people of this province.
Are we going to let that happen in Ontario, or will we put the government to work to tackle inequality and inequity?
Will we focus on lifting people up, not cutting down the supports that communities need?
The wait-list for affordable housing in Windsor just reached a record high a couple of weeks ago, and First Nations communities were forced to declare a state of emergency in February because the health needs of indigenous peoples are still not being met by the provincial and federal governments. Just calling it wrong does not even begin to actually make things right, but the truth is that growing inequality continues to shape the lives of far too many people in this province.We have so much potential to build the future that we want to share, and yet that’s not where this government is taking us.The truth is that for most people, life is getting tougher and life is getting harder. Seniors are still waiting hundreds of days for the home care that they need and years and years on end for the long-term care that they need.I hoped that the Premier would actually see that and use this budget as the perfect opportunity to start to fix it, because we find ourselves at a point in this province where we face some critical questions.Are we really going to give up on trying to make life a little easier for people?For anyone who doesn’t yet believe that this Premier is out of touch and not listening, you need only to look at the Premier’s decision to ignore more than 80% of Ontarians, listen to a small group of Liberal cabinet ministers and private investors and start selling off Hydro One.The Liberals chose to put private profits ahead of the priorities of people, and Ontarians are seeing that. I’ll be splitting my lead this morning with the finance critic for our caucus, the member for Kitchener–Waterloo. Andrea Horwath: It’s my honour to rise on behalf of Ontario’s New Democratic caucus to speak to the Liberal budget motion.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.A malapropism is the "inappropriate" use of a word.