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McGuinty Liberals release Provincial Election platform

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Ontario Premier's Office

McGuinty Liberals release Provincial Election platform
Today we launched the next chapter of the Ontario Liberal Plan to strengthen Ontario - our party's platform for the upcoming October 6th election. Our platform, "Forward. Together." is a plan to meet the 21st century challenges facing Ontario families as the world emerges from the global recession.
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Toronto - Sep. 5, 2011 - Today we launched the next chapter of the Ontario Liberal Plan to strengthen Ontario - our party's platform for the upcoming October 6th election.

Our platform, "Forward. Together." is a plan to meet the 21st century challenges facing Ontario families as the world emerges from the global recession. Click here to get your copy now.

Featuring just 45 new, fully costed commitments to help Ontario families stay on track, the Liberal platform offers a stark contrast to the 229 promises in the PC platform and the 119 in the NDP platform. Our platform is the only one that has been costed by an economist - Scotiabank Chief Economist Warren Jestin - who confirmed that our numbers add up.

Here are the key elements of our plan:

  • A drive to completely implement North America's first, full-day kindergarten program by 2014, followed by provincewide after-school programs for children aged 6-12;

  • A new tuition grant for full-time undergraduate students from lower- and middle-income families that will save $1600 per student in university and $730 per student in college, annually.

  • Increasing postsecondary attainment by adding 60,000 new spaces including three new undergraduate satellite campuses;

  • Helping seniors stay healthy at home, with a seniors' healthy home renovation tax credit for things like ramps and walk-in baths;

  • Returning house calls for the frail and elderly and providing an additional three million hours of homecare from personal support workers;

  • Creating 50,000 new, clean-energy jobs through Ontario's world-leading FIT program; and

  • Reducing electricity bills by 10% through the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit.

    These are uncertain times for the global economy. These are challenging times for our families. This is our plan to help. This is our way forward, together.

    Please take the time to forward this and share our plan with your family and friends.

    Sincerely,
    Dalton


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