Ontario will move forward with a robust transportation and transit infrastructure plan. That plan will not include increases in the gas tax, HST or personal income taxes aimed at middle-income earners.
Building new transit and new and expanded highways, roads and bridges is important to all Ontarians and essential to the province's short- and long-term economic growth, and job creation plan.
The Ontario government will continue to help people in their everyday lives, especially middle-income families, through measures that include: an increase in the minimum wage to $11 an hour effective June 1; a 30% post-secondary tuition grant; full-day kindergarten, which saves parents up to $6,500 per child; and a plan to lower auto insurance rates by 15% on average.
Since 2003, the Ontario Government has made significant investments in transit, roads, bridges, hospitals and schools. Highlights include:
Assisting Ontario's families is part of the government's economic plan to create jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths - its people and strategic partnerships.