March 29, 2012
For Immediate Release
March 28, 2012
STRONG ACTION PLAN FOR ONTARIO MAKES RIGHT CHOICES
OAKVILLE– The Ontario Budget lays out a strong action plan to balance the budget, create jobs and protect education and health care says Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn.
“We are making the right choices to ensure thatOakvillefamilies are receiving the best possible services and the best value for their tax dollars,” said Flynn.
The 2012 Ontario Budget includes a deficit elimination plan that reduces program spending growth and contains costs. The plan will eliminateOntario’s deficit by 2017/18 by reducing program spending by $17.7-billion.
The government will continue to focus on its priorities forOakvillefamilies by:
Oakvillefamilies will benefit from the budget’s support of the government’s plan to have the world’s best educated workforce by:
“We are making the right choices to protect the vital gains we have made together. The budget is focused on creating jobs and protecting education and health care,” said Flynn.
Experts Agree: Taking Strong Action and Making the Right Choices for Ontario Families:
DAVID McNEIL, PRESIDENT, REGISTERED NURSES ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO
“Measures to improve same-day and next-day appointments as well as after-hours care with primary care providers, including nurse practitioners and physicians, are sound investments to prevent health complications and misuse of hospital ERs.”
DORIS GRINSPUN, CEO, REGISTERED NURSES ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO
"On the health care front there is some good news, it's going to increase funding for home care services and improve access to primary care which is urgent."
SAM HAMMOND, PRESIDENT, ELEMENTARY TEACHERS' FEDERATION OF ONTARIO
"We're pleased that the government is living up to its commitment to full day kindergarten and smaller class sizes, because that's the right thing for students in this province."
For More Information:
Read background information on the 2012 Ontario Budget:
Steven Ball, Legislative Assistant toOakvilleMPP Kevin Flynn