The Ford PC Government continues to invest in the economy through support for innovative businesses and manufacturing opportunities.
- Increasing the minimum wage to $15/hr.
- Introducing legislation to extend the minimum wage to digital platform workers for work such as ride-sharing and food delivery.
- $1.54 million to strengthen the production of medical supplies in Ontario, including air filtration products and nasal swabs.
- Up to $1.5 billion WSIB rebate to safe employers. This builds on the $2.4 billion already returned to employers through premium reductions.
- Eliminating licence plate renewal fees and providing refunds to those who may have already paid renewal fees since March 1, 2020.
- Modernizing the regulation framework for Credit Unions to allow them to provide more services in a competitive market.
- Providing a wide range of tax credits for workers, seniors and families, including the Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit, the Senior’s Home Safety Tax Credit and the Low-Income Worker’s Tax Credit. The Northern Ontario Energy Credit is a refundable tax credit to help Northerners with higher home energy costs.
- Finalizing a deal with the Federal Government that will provide $10 a day daycare costs to Ontarians by 2025 for children aged 0-5 in licenced daycare and will immediately reduce costs for most parents by 25%, retroactive to April 1st and another 25% by the end of December 2022.
- Implementing a program to reimburse municipalities that provide certain fire and emergency response services to adjacent unincorporated municipalities to help offset costs to the responding municipality. This program will benefit most incorporated communities in our riding while ensuring they can continue to deliver an emergency response to neighbouring unincorporated ones.
“Without a healthy economy, we cannot have vibrant, sustainable communities, and without vibrant, sustainable communities, we cannot have a healthy economy. The two must work together to ensure the future of our riding.” – Kevin Holland