From April 25 to 29, Premier Kathleen Wynne will visit Ontario businesses, postsecondary schools and other groups across the province to speak about the government's economic plan and how it is delivering on her number-one priority -- creating jobs and growing the economy.
The Premier will address organizations representing businesses, municipalities and researchers, and participate in roundtables at various fast-growing companies. The Premier will also ask for ideas on how to accelerate the province's development as a hub of the knowledge economy.
The visits will spotlight the success that the government has achieved so far through its four-part economic plan. Ontario has one of the fastest-growing economies in Canada, and the Ministry of Finance forecasts that it will remain so over the next two years. Ontario leads the country in job creation, which since last year has reduced the provincial unemployment rate to below the national average.
During the week, the Premier will highlight the government's actions to build on the economy's momentum. These include:
Ontario's four-part plan to grow the economy and create jobs invests in people's talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
“My top priority is creating jobs and growing the economy. Our four-part economic plan for Ontario is working — what we’re building is the infrastructure that will modernize how we live and work, the opportunity for everyone, from students to seniors, to succeed, and a low-carbon economy that creates growth and good jobs. What we’re building is a prosperous future for Ontario.”
— Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario