Mississauga MPPs Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Ontario’s Government for the PeoplePublished on June 07, 2019
MISSISSAUGA, ON – Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Nina Tangri recently celebrated the one-year anniversary since Ontario’s Government for the People took office and working for the people of Mississauga-Stretsville to put their interests first.
Along with the entire PC team, Mississauga MPPs renewed their commitment to respect taxpayers, encourage job creation, and put people first. To date, over 250 initiatives have been implemented by the government, including charting a reasonable and responsible path to a balanced budget that protects the core services the people of Mississauga and people across Ontario rely on every day.
“Since day one, our Government for the people has been moving quickly and swiftly to take action on issues that matter for the people of Ontario,” said MPP Tangri. “Whether it was recalling the legislature in the summer months to ensure students at York University could get back to class, ending the carbon tax to put money back in people’s pockets, creating long-term care beds to help alleviate hallway healthcare, supporting our police officers to keep communities safe, implementing tax credits for families and seniors, or making record-breaking investments into transit and infrastructure; we are working hard to deliver on our promises to the people of Ontario.”
Over the past year, the government has delivered on a number of campaign commitments that put more money back in people’s pockets, including:
- Introducing a 10% decrease in tuition for students for the first time in Ontario’s history.
- Introducing free rides for children 12 and under on GO Transit, introducing daily service to and from Niagara Falls, and bringing in the largest service increase in five years.
- Ensuring minimum wage workers pay no personal income tax in Ontario, saving them up to $800 a year.
- Enhancing ServiceOntario’s top 10 transactions which include the issuing of driver’s licences, health cards and vehicle permits
- Scrapping the outdated Drive Clean program and freezing driver and vehicle fees.
- Reducing Ontario’s journeyperson-to-apprentice ratios to help more Ontarians get good jobs. Thanks to our commitment to the skilled trades, apprenticeship registrations in the construction sector are up 24%.
- Supporting the creation of 191,200 jobs for the hardworking people of Ontario in one year.
“I can hardly believe a year has passed. I’m so inspired by the hard work and progress our government for the people has accomplished so far,” reflected Mississauga Centre MPP Natalia Kusendova. “At the heart of it all I am most proud of Bill 74, the People’s Health Care Act, which lays the foundations for an efficient and modernized health care system that focuses on patient care and outcomes. From healthcare to education to cutting red-tape, we are protecting what matters most to Ontarians and I’m honoured to be a part of that.”
“Over the past year, I am very proud to have been part of a government for the people that focused on protecting what matters the most. We’re returning our province to a path of financial sustainability,” said Sheref Sabawy, MPP for Mississauga-Erin Mills. “We’ve delivered on 38 platform promises in our first year; including repealing the carbon tax, investing in education and healthcare, consulting parents on the curriculum, as well as providing relief to families by putting more money back in their pocket.”
The Government of Ontario has taken action on several issues affecting residents of the Greater Toronto Area, including Peel and Mississauga. So far, the government has:
- Released Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan, More Homes, More Choice, that will improve housing supply and affordability, create new rental housing options, and create jobs.
- Announced the single largest capital investment in new subway builds in the Greater Toronto Area to get people moving.
- Delivered on its promise to provide free dental care for up to 100 million low-income seniors in Ontario
"I'm so proud of all that we have accomplished together over the last year, both to make life more affordable for the people, and to protect and enhance the vital public services that they rely on every day," said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. "This includes a new train every hour on GO Transit's Lakeshore West line, and new access to high-quality dental care for our low-income seniors."
“Everything we do, we do for the people. We have an opportunity to build for our future and have laid out our plan to do so through the Provincial Budget, Protecting What Matters Most,” added Deepak Anand, MPP for Mississauga-Malton. “I look forward to continuing to work with our government over the next year to make life better for the people of Ontario and turn this province around.”
Media Contact: Kosta Zoes | Office of Nina Tangri, MPP