Throne Speech Opens Parliament to Take Action to Help the People

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The cap-and-trade program that funded EHVIP was nixed July 3, nearly as soon as premier Doug Ford took office, and while it wasn't clear then when the incentives would go away, says Automotive News Canada, a post on the EHVIP website July 11 explained the timeline of its cancellation. We face mounting challenges at home and overseas.

"We can not afford to dither or delay".

"In a time of global turmoil and change, maintaining and strengthening the bond between the people and their public representatives must always be top of mind for us all". Dropping the emissions pricing was a major campaign issue for premier Doug Ford, who had vowed it would be his first act after taking power as part of an effort to trim 10 cents per litre from gas prices.

Ford nonetheless stressed those priorities in a statement Thursday, saying his government had received a "clear mandate" from voters. "We are ending the deadlocked strike at York University so students can get back to school". The throne speech warned that any carbon taxation by the federal government would be considered "oppressive taxes" and met with great resistance.

"All we've heard so far is a lot of costs that the government is going to incur when it comes to cancelling projects based on whoever it is that happens to have their ear", she said.

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This summer session will build on the achievements the Government for the People has already made, such as freeing taxpayers from the cap-and-trade carbon tax scheme, fixing OHIP+ and reining in government spending.

"I am happy to say today the CEO and the Board of Hydro One they are gone - they are done", Ford said during a press conference on Wednesday. He said the move would bring down electricity rates but struggled to explain how when asked repeatedly by reporters.

The Tories have also taken several other steps since their victory last month, including putting a number of laws passed by the previous government on hold.

The announcement quickly follows word that $100 million earmarked for school repairs and upgrades is being cut.