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Rapid Policy Update: Liberal Party Platform


Liberal Party Platform 2018

On May 26, 2018, the Ontario Liberal Party released their platform for the 2018 election.

This platform largely re-iterates Budget 2018 (see our RPU here) and legislation introduced in the past year, including the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, the Fair Hydro Plan, and the Fair Housing Plan. It is a collection of new promises that build on initiatives which were announced but not implemented during the Liberals’ last term of government. 

Key Commitments at a Glance

  1. Transportation and Infrastructure: Plans for new and expanded infrastructure investments.
  2. Skills and Workforce Development: Plans for apprenticeship, training and experiential learning.
  3. Jobs and Economic Growth: Introduced in Budget 2018, the Good Jobs and Growth Plan.
  4. Labour and Employment Law: Continuation of the path outlined in Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act.
  5. Agriculture: Emphasis on supporting the agri-food sector.
  6. Housing: The continued implementation of the Fair Housing Plan.
  7. Healthcare: Increase hospital funding by $822 million in 2018-19.
  8. Climate Change:  Implement their Climate Change Action Plan.
  9. Debt and Deficit: The platform charts a “Fiscal Recovery Plan.” 
  10. Government Accountability and Customer Service: Focused on improving customer service in government.

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Vote Prosperity

In October, the OCC released Vote Prosperity, our platform for the 2018 provincial election on June 7. The release of a platform nine months prior to the election was intended to ensure all parties have an opportunity to address the most important issues to business within their own platforms.

We are encouraging Ontarians to send a letter to their local candidates asking them to support the Ontario Chamber Network’s Vote Prosperity message.

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