Ontario's new government says cleaning up the province's finances will be its top priority, but the public won't be asked to pay any new taxes to help balance the books, according to its throne speech that outlined a number of Premier Doug Ford's campaign promises.
"You should not be forced to pay more and work harder to make life easier for your government".
The government stressed the need for collaboration - with other levels of government, with parents and teachers, with law enforcement - in vowing to restore faith in public institutions. We face mounting challenges at home and overseas. "The era of accounting tricks and sleight of hand must end".
His government announced it was immediately revoking the updated sex-ed curriculum brought in by the Liberals and reverting to the previous version of the document, which was enacted in 1998.
However, it makes no mention 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.
The pledge to scrap the math curriculum was included in Ford's campaign platform, with little added details.
The cap-and-trade program that funded EHVIP was nixed July 3, nearly as soon as premier Doug Ford took office, and while it wasn't clear then when the incentives would go away, says Automotive News Canada, a post on the EHVIP website July 11 explained the timeline of its cancellation.
On healthcare, the throne speech said the Ford government would add 15,000 new long-term care beds over five years and invest $3.8 billion investment in mental health and addictions, including supportive housing.
The latest casualty of the decision to cancel cap and trade is the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program.
The throne speech did, however, promise to keep open the Pickering nuclear generating station and continue to work with Ottawa during the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.
The speech pledged to restore Ontario to "once again be the engine of Canada's economy".
Ford ended nearly 15 years of Liberal government in the June 7 election.