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Environment and Climate Change

How the Liberal Government is Making Ontario Clean and Green for Future Generations With so much worrying talk about climate change and environmental degradation, it is not surprising that many people have forgotten what successive Liberal governments have done to make Ontario more environmentally and economically sustainable. The truth is that Ontario is one of“Environment and Climate Change”

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Mental Health and Addiction

Statistics reported by the Canadian Mental Health Association indicate that, in any given year, approximately one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. That adds up to huge personal and financial costs for Ontarians, their families, their businesses and their communities. Few would disagree that governments must both do more“Mental Health and Addiction”

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Child Care

The high cost and relative unavailability of safe, high-quality preschool child care are among the worst of the stresses on low- and middle-income families. Choosing not to work outside the home is rarely a viable option for single parents; likewise for both breadwinners in two-parent, low-income families and even for many middle-income families. Such parents“Child Care”

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Tuition and Student Loans

Ever-higher tuition fees coupled with lower starting salaries had resulted in ever-more post-secondary students graduating with unmanageable debt loads. As a society, we have therefore been discouraging students from lower-income households from gaining the skills necessary to escape from the poverty trap in an increasingly automated economy. That makes no sense, either from an economic“Tuition and Student Loans”

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OHIP+

Ontario’s Liberal government has made the biggest improvement in medicare coverage in a decade, moving closer to the longer-term goal of pharmacare for all Ontarians. Four million young Ontarians now have no-cost access to more than 4,400 medications reimbursed under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program. This includes medications listed under the Exceptional Access Program. Since“OHIP+”

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Health

As Liberals, we believe in high-quality, publicly funded health care. The recent budget increases health care spending by $3 billion, the largest increase in recent history. This investment is focused on improving capacity, decreasing wait times and improving access to essential services. During Sophie’s first term as our MPP, her perseverance, hard work and commitment“Health”

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