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Queen's Park This Week: Gas Plant Documents, Youth Unemployment, and the Throne Speech

by TVO Civics Friday February 22, 2013

Queen's Park This Week

This week at Queen's Park:

  • Gas Plant Documents: This week, more documents related to the cancellation of gas-fired plants in Mississauga and Oakville were discovered, after months of government assurances that all documents had already been released. This had the opposition demanding answers.
  • Calls for a Public Sector Wage Freeze: Official opposition leader, Tim Hudak, called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to impose an across-the-board public sector wage freeze.
  • Youth Unemployment:  Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath asked the government how it plans to tackle Ontario's 16 per cent youth unemployment rate.
  • Home Care: The opposition says Ontario's home care system isn't meeting the needs of patients, and asked the government how it plans to improve home care in the province.
  • The Throne Speech: This week, Lieutenant Governor David Onley delivered the throne speech outlining the government’s agenda for the new parliamentary session.

Learn more about the issues in this edition of Queen's Park This Week →

Queen's Park This Week highlights the topics debated in Question Period and provides context and background on the issues. It is part of TVO's Civics 101 suite of tools that teach how Ontario's government works.