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    Posted: Apr/29/2011 at 2:47pm
2011 Ontario Budget: Chapter I: Ontario's Plan for Jobs and Growth
Section A: A Better Tomorrow


Protecting Jobs and Growth

  • Ontario has recovered 91 per cent of the jobs lost during the recession.
  • Over the next several weeks, Ontario and private-sector partners will be announcing new investments of over $1.3 billion, including nearly $175 million from the Province, creating more than 2,100 jobs and retaining nearly 7,800 jobs.
  • Ontario’s Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth is making Ontario’s businesses more competitive.
  • Infrastructure investments of $62 billion since 2003 have created and preserved more than 80,000 jobs on average per year, with more than 400 new schools built, construction completed or underway on more than 100 major hospital projects, and over 5,500 kilometres of highways expanded or rehabilitated.
  • Public and private investments in clean, renewable energy and conservation have increased as a result of the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009. More than 30 clean energy manufacturers have announced plans to set up or expand operations in Ontario since the act was proclaimed in 2009.
  • The government is extending the current pilot Risk Management Program for grain and oilseed farmers and implementing a new Risk Management Program for the cattle, hog, sheep and veal sectors, as well as a Self-Directed Risk Management Program for the edible horticulture sector.

    Protecting a Strong Education System

    • Committing over $64 million in 2011–12, growing to $309 million in 2013–14, in additional operating grants to colleges and universities, supporting more than 60,000 additional spaces by 2015–16.
    • Approximately 200 more schools will be offering full-day kindergarten in September 2011 and 900 more in September 2012, bringing the total number of schools offering the program to close to 1,700 and benefiting approximately 120,000 children in 2012.
    • Full-day kindergarten will be available in all elementary schools in September 2014.

    Protecting the Public Health Care Sector

    • Providing approximately 90,000 more breast cancer screening exams.
    • Investing in a comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, starting with children and youth. By 2013–14, funding to support the strategy will grow to $93 million per year.
    • Building on the success of the MedsCheck program, investing $100 million annually to enhance the pharmacy services and support to recipients of the Ontario Drug Benefit Program — primarily seniors and social assistance recipients

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Edited by zadra - Apr/29/2011 at 2:49pm
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