In the first 100 days since being sworn into office, Premier Doug Ford and his party have taken decisive action to deliver on commitments made to the people of Ontario.
“We were elected to deliver on our Plan for the People of Ontario and every day since June 7, our focus has been on keeping our promises and delivering real results for you,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Today, Ontario families, workers and businesses have more money in their pockets, we’ve cleaned up a lot of the hydro mess, and we have sent a clear message to the world that Ontario is open for business. While there is a lot of work left to do, we’re off to a great start.”
Throughout the first hundred days of government, Ford and his cabinet, Ontario’s Government for the People, have announced new policies and taken action in key priority areas, including:
Putting more money in people’s pockets by freezing driver fees; scrapping the Drive Clean program to save time and reduce vehicle service costs for consumers; challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s job-killing carbon tax; and scrapping the province’s cap-and-trade carbon tax.
Cleaning up the hydro mess by overseeing the renewal of Hydro One, including the departure of the previous CEO and Board of Directors,
Creating and protecting jobs by expanding access to natural gas; reducing WSIB premium rates for employers to boost the economy and create more jobs; taking responsibility for subways; increasing GO Train service in the GTHA; beginning work on the promise to build better regional transit across Ontario; creating a provincial forestry strategy; working to reduce barriers to interprovincial trade; travelling to Washington, D.C. to protect Ontario jobs during NAFTA negotiations; calling for federal government support for farm families and steel and automotive workers at risk of being left behind due to federal concessions from the new USMCA; bringing back the Slots-At-Racetrack Program; and sending the message that Ontario is “Open for Business” by bringing quality jobs back to Ontario by lowering taxes, stabilizing hydro bills and cutting job-killing red tape.
Restoring accountability and trust in Ontario’s public finances by announcing the results of the Commission of Inquiry, exposing the previous government’s real deficit of $15 billion.
Ontario’s Government for the People is also keeping Ontarians safe and protecting communities by announcing a cannabis retail model that will protect children and youth, ensure road safety and fight the illegal market; fighting guns and gangs through a $25 million investment, giving Ontario’s men and women in uniform the tools and resources they need to protect families from the menace of guns and gang-related violence; and announcing nine new OPP detachments.