QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario Greens leader and MPP for Guelph, Mike Schreiner, released the next statement outlining the party’s legislative priorities ahead of the return to Queen’s Park next week.
“The rising cost of living, a crumbling healthcare system, schools facing labour disruption, a looming energy crisis, and hundreds continuing to live below the official poverty line – it’s very clear what our priorities ought to be,” said Schreiner.
“The outcomes of the Ford government’s mismanagement of healthcare, education, housing and energy are on the market in plain sight. In all places you look, there’s a crisis.
“And there are real-world consequences for people’s day-to-day lives – whether or not they have a reasonable place to live, confidence in with the ability to access healthcare after they need it, whether their children have a stable place to learn or a stable climate to thrive.”
In the brand new session, Ontario Greens will proceed to guide on:
- Tackling the affordability crisis by introducing effective housing laws, addressing skyrocketing food prices, and fighting to double ODSP payments;
- Improving healthcare by treating nurses and frontline healthcare staff with respect by repealing Bill 124;
- Restoring order and implementing low-cost solutions to the province’s chaotic energy policies; and
- Pushing for responsible spending, including scrapping the multi-billion dollar Highway 413 and Bradford bypass projects and investing in healthcare, education and social supports.
“Stumbling from crisis to crisis isn’t any strategy to run a government. It’s time for Premier Ford and his ministers to place people first,” said Schreiner.
“Ontario Greens will proceed to push the federal government to act on the affordability and value of living crisis; reverse its short-sighted, expensive energy policies; and spend money on our crumbling healthcare system.”