Speech from the Throne
With the Province’s budget back in surplus for the 2017-18 fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, it’s time to look ahead and lay out Ontario’s agenda going forward the next few years. That is what the 2018-19 Ontario Budget will be all about. It’s the end of the long climb out of the effects of the recession of 2008-10.
To clearly signal a new beginning, Ontario will begin a new session of the Legislature next Monday. The Lieutenant Governor granted a request to prorogue the current session effective Thursday March 15. For more information on prorogation of a session of the Legislature, click or touch here.
All government bills and substantive government motions that were before the legislature prior to prorogation will be re-introduced.
A Throne Speech is a new beginning for a session of the Legislature. With the budgetary efexts of the recession behind, the Throne Speech will address peoples’ stress and anxiety and outline the choices Ontario will make to invest in the care and the services Ontarians rely on.
Ontario will make investments in mental health, health care, home care and child care and in areas that make life more affordable — because people need that relief. A strong and growing economy is no time for a government to take a step back or make deep cuts.
The Throne Speech will set out the Province’s plan for care and opportunity, outlining how Ontario will do more for people, not pull back at a time when people most need that support.