PC government says ending York strike, repealing cap-and-trade top priorities


The speech made no mention, however, of one issue the government had said would be one of its priorities for the rare summer sitting of the legislature: ending an ongoing strike at York University.

Progressive Conservative House Leader Todd Smith says the government will act quickly on all three items because of they are time-sensitive and can not wait until the fall, when the house normally returns.

The Doug Ford government's first throne speech committed to ending Ontario's cap-and-trade program and its sex-ed curriculum, freeing police from "onerous restrictions" and generally supporting lower taxes and less government.

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Megan Houston, a mother of three - aged two, four and 21 - said it will affect how she talks to her younger children about sex, mental health and other subjects that were addressed in the newer curriculum.

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"These three priorities send a clear and serious message about what you can expect from our government", said Smith.

"By going backward, we are doing students a disservice, leaving them without the tools and knowledge to manage their relationships and personal well-being". "We're prepared to act". "To take us backwards, to take us into a race to the bottom and pull us into the last century, that's what this throne speech says to me".

"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. "I was told I wasn't welcome".

Tabuns said it's unlikely the NDP will support any of the bills the government will put forward during the short session including back-to-work legislation to end the York strike and repealing cap-and-trade laws.

Interim Liberal leader John Fraser was critical of the Tory's plan to eliminate the cap-and-trade system.