Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell delivered the Ontario government’s throne speech at Queen’s Park in Toronto on Monday, laying out the government’s priorities for the upcoming fall session.

Dowdeswell said that the province’s economic recovery will be fuelled by growth. In particular, building roads, highways and transit.

“Your government remains steadfast in its commitment to an economic and fiscal recovery that is fuelled by economic growth, not painful tax rates or spending cuts,” stated Dowdeswell  “To do so, your government will build Ontario, build roads and highways, build and expand transit to communities across the province, build an economy that makes Ontario the best place in the world to do business, work and raise a family no matter where you live in the province.”

The government is also focused on rebuilding and expanding long-term-care facilities and hospital capacity.

“Your government is investing $2.68 billion to build 30,000 new and modern long-term-care home beds in a decade as thousands more are upgraded to 21st-century design standards.”