Greg Rickford – “Today, we can proudly say: ‘Promises made, promises kept’”

Kenora Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford Winter

Kenora-Rainy River, ON – MPP Greg Rickford is celebrating the one-year anniversary since Ontario’s Government for the People took office and working for the people of Kenora-Rainy River to put their interests first.

Along with the entire PC team, MPP Greg Rickford renewed his commitment to respect taxpayers, encourage job creation, and put people first. To date, over 250 initiatives have been implemented by the government, including charting a reasonable and responsible path to a balanced budget that protects core services for the people of Northwestern Ontario and people across Ontario.

“Our government has been working day and night to restore trust in Ontario’s finances, invest in healthcare and education, and make Ontario open for business and open for jobs,” said MPP Greg Rickford. “Today, we can proudly say: ‘Promises made, promises kept.’”

Over the past year, the government has delivered on a number of campaign commitments that put more money back in people’s pockets, including:

  • Cancelling the punishing cap-and-trade carbon tax, saving the average family $260 a year and 4.3 cents a litre at the gas pumps.
  • Ensuring minimum wage workers pay no personal income tax in Ontario, saving them up to $800 a year.
  • Introducing one of the most flexible childcare tax credits for low- and middle-income families in Ontario’s history.
  • Scrapping the outdated Drive Clean program and freezing driver and vehicle fees.
  • Fixing the hydro mess and modernizing the Ontario Energy Board to ensure Ontario’s energy system is sustainable and reliable for future generations.

“Everything we’ve done, and will do is for the people. We have an opportunity build for a strong future for Ontario, and we are ensuing the Northwestern Ontario has a prosperous future,” added Rickford. “I look forward to continuing to work with our government to make life better for the people of Ontario and turn this province around.”

“Ontario’s Government for the People is working to make Northern Ontario open for business and open for jobs. The government recently announced its desire to end the delays and move forward with willing partners to develop the unlimited potential of the Ring of Fire. To address skilled labour shortages and create more jobs in Indigenous and Northern communities, it created the Northern Ontario Internship Program,” states the Minister.

Rickford concludes, “The government also continues to work with private sector partners to expand access to natural gas to help lower electricity costs, as well as improve broadband service in more Northern communities to help these entrepreneurs enter and compete in the digital economy.”