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Wilson attends Ontario Legislature to pass economic statement and COVID-19 action plan into law

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(March 25, 2020) Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson was one of the Members at Queen’s Park today to pass the March 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update. The document provides a one-year fiscal plan to tackle current uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and is the government’s first step in its response to the pandemic. A multi-year budget will also be introduced no later than November 15.
The legislation includes $17 billion in additional resources including increases to health care, education and social services along with direct support and tax relief for people and jobs.
You can read a list of key initiatives in the government’s press release HERE.
A full list of expenditures can be found in the budget document HERE.
“I was happy to vote in favour of the economic statement and associated legislation today,” said Wilson. “I want to commend the Premier and the government for showing such great leadership in this time of crisis. I also want to thank Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health Ontario, and our local officers of health, Dr. Charles Gardner for Simcoe Muskoka and Dr. Ian Arra for Grey Bruce, along with all of those providing essential front line services, for the absolute great job they are doing. I applaud these people and I applaud the steps being taken today to tackle this pandemic”

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