Over the past year, the provincial Liberal government has introduced a number of policies centred on the idea of fairness. Several pieces of legislation, such as free pharmacare for Ontarians under 25 years old, overhauling outdated labour laws, and providing 100,000 additional child care spaces, will undoubtedly benefit citizens across the province. However, there is more to do. Ontario still spends less per capita on programs than any other province in Canada. Catholic teachers urge the government to build upon recent advances, and commit to further investments in the province’s social programs and infrastructure as a means of fostering both near- and long-term prosperity for Ontarians. Investing wisely in education, child care, employment opportunities, and other public goods will ensure that all Ontarians have the best chance to succeed in life.
Read the Association’s Pre-Budget Brief to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.