MPP Romano recently celebrated the one-year anniversary since Ontario’s Government for the People took office and working for the people of Sault Ste. Marie to put their interests first
Along with the entire PC team, MPP Romano 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 Sault Ste. Marie 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 Sault Ste. Marie. “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– Scrapping the outdated Drive Clean program and freezing driver and vehicle fees.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 Romano. “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 working to make Northern Ontario open for business and open for jobs. The government recently announced its desire to end the delays and move forward with willing partners to develop the unlimited potential of the Ring of Fire. To address skilled labour shortages and create more jobs in Indigenous and Northern communities, Ontario’s Government for the People created the Northern Ontario Internship Program.
The government continues to work with private sector partners to expand access to natural gas to help lower electricity costs, as well as improve broadband service in more Northern communities to help these entrepreneurs enter and compete in the digital economy.