MPP Michael Tibollo Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Ontario’s Government for the PeoplePublished on June 11, 2019
Woodbridge, ON – MPP Michael Tibollo recently celebrated the one-year anniversary since Ontario’s Government for the People took office and working for the people of Vaughan-Woodbridge to put their interests first.
Along with the entire PC team, MPP Michael Tibollo renewed his 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 Vaughan-Woodbridge and people across Ontario rely on every day.
“Our government has been working day and night to restore trust in Ontario’s finances, invest in healthcare and education, and make Ontario open for business and open for jobs,” said MPP Michael Tibollo. “Today, we can proudly say: ‘Promises made, promises kept.’”
Over the past year, the government has delivered on a number of campaign commitments that put more money back in people’s pockets, including:
• Cancelling the punishing cap-and-trade carbon tax, saving the average family $260 a year and 4.3 cents a litre at the gas pumps.
• Ensuring minimum wage workers pay no personal income tax in Ontario, saving them up to $800 a year.
• Introducing one of the most flexible childcare tax credits for low- and middle-income families in Ontario’s history.
• Scrapping the outdated Drive Clean program and freezing driver and vehicle fees.
• Improving choice and convenience for consumers by expanding the sale of beer and wine to corner stores, big-box stores, and more grocery stores.
“Everything we do, we do for the people. We have an opportunity build for our future,” added MPP Michael Tibollo. “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.”
Ontario’s Government for the People is making the single largest capital investment in new subway builds in the Greater Toronto Area to get people moving. This historic investment commits $11.2 billion of a total $28.5 billion in four new rapid transit lines, including a new downtown relief line called “the Ontario Line.” The government is also expanding GO service to ensure two-way, all-day trips every 15 minutes in core segments of the network. Kids under 12 can now ride free on all GO trains and buses to help make life easier for families.
The government is also working to help put quality, affordable homes within the reach of more individuals and families. It released Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan, More Homes, More Choice. This is a plan that will improve housing supply and affordability, create new rental housing options, and create jobs. The province is also protecting rent control for existing tenants, while exempting new rental units to allow more affordable rentals to be built. The government will continue to put the people first.
Ontario’s Government for the People continues to put patients first. It is investing $17 billion over the next decade to modernize and increase capacity in Ontario’s hospitals to end hallway healthcare. The government is further investing a historic $3.8 billion over 10 years to fix the province’s fragmented mental health and addictions system and provide better supports to patients. The province is also providing free dental care for up to 100 million low-income seniors in Ontario. The government will continue to strengthen and protect the public healthcare system by getting rid of the bloated back office and redirecting those dollars to frontline care.
Ontario’s Government for the People is investing $13 billion over the next decade to help fix schools in need of repair and build new schools. Informed by the largest consultation on education in Ontario’s history, the government recently unveiled a vision for putting students and parents first in our plan, Education that Works for You. The province is working to deliver the world-class education system students deserve, one that prepares them for the modern economy. The vision includes the expansion of e-learning courses; creating an enriched curriculum that promotes the skilled trades, financial literacy, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects; and banning cellphones in classrooms. The government will continue to protect what matters most and ensure a bright future for Ontario students.
Ontario’s Government for the People continues to support seniors and their families. That includes the allocation of 7,000 new long-term care beds over the past year, fulfilling almost half of the government’s commitment toward bringing in 15,000 new long-term care spaces over five years. The government has also delivered on its promise to provide free dental care for up to 100 million low-income seniors in Ontario. The government is currently holding consultations to hear from seniors, caregivers and organizations to inform a new government-wide Seniors Strategy. Finally, the province provided estate tax relief to help reduce the burden on grieving loved ones. The government will continue to protect what matters most.