On Saturday, Steven Del Duca was in Ottawa to talk about education and COVID-19, while Doug Ford traveled to Northern Ontario to pledge infrastructure investments. Andrea Horwath went to Bowmanville to announce a strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings while the Green Party was in Guelph.
Vaccination in schools
The Ontario Liberals are promising to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of nine vaccines already required to attend public schools in the province.
Their leader, Steven Del Duca, was accompanied by some of his candidates, including the candidate for the Ottawa-Vanier riding, Franco-Ontarian Lucille Collard.
He claims that only 40% of children aged 5 to 11 have received their two doses of the vaccine against the virus and that many children have still not returned to school, a situation he wants to remedy the most. quickly as possible.
The best way to get back to normal is to make classrooms safer. The Ontario Liberals will do just that by expanding the list of mandatory vaccines to include COVID-19 shots and requiring all frontline education workers to be vaccinated.Mr. Del Duca said in a statement.
Earlier this week, he pledged a $10 billion investment to build 200 schools and repair 4,500 schools.
The Liberals also want to hire 10,000 new teachers to limit the number of students per class to 20, in addition to hiring 5,000 specialized education professionals and 1,000 additional mental health professionals.
The project will be financed by the cancellation of the construction of Highway 413, promised by the Progressive Conservatives of Doug Ford.
Doug Ford woos the North
Current Premier and Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, Doug Ford, traveled to Sault Ste. Marie, Northern Ontario, to announce a $1 billion investment for the construction of an all-weather road linking the Ring of Fire, a mineral deposit located hundreds of kilometers north of Thunder Bayto the provincial road network.
It will be a corridor to prosperity that will connect communities, families and businesses across the Northdid he declare.
Mr. Ford hammered that his party is the only one with power
to do work and reiterated its commitment to invest in infrastructure projects in the region, such as the construction of highways and job creation, especially in the mining industry.
I want to take a moment to address the people of northern Ontario. I want you to feel the same optimism and hope as other Ontariansdid he declare.
We say ‘yes’ to the creation of thousands of mining jobs, ‘yes’ to high-speed internet in northern communities, ‘yes’ to affordable natural gas in more northern homes, ‘yes “to building safe highways in northern communities and ‘yes’ to building a road to connect the Ring of Fire.
Environment and cost of living for the NDP
For her part, the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDPBowmanvilleabout 75 kilometers east of Toronto.) Ontario resident, Andrea Horwath, traveled to
She promises to set up a grant and loan program to allow homeowners to make renovations and thus improve the energy performance of their homes while lowering their electricity bills.
In addition to helping people reduce their bills, this plan will help save our planetshe said.
If elected, the NDPpromises to award grants ranging from $7,000 to $11,000 to 175,000 families annually to enable them to improve the energy performance of their homes.
the NDPalso plans to offer interest-free loans to families whose renovations exceed this amount.
The program offered by the NDPis one of the most important of its kind in the world according to Andrea Horwath. The party’s goal is to improve the energy performance of at least 5% of Ontario’s buildings annually.
the NDPstates that its program will create 100,000 new well-paying jobs and generate more than 15.2 billion in economic activity by 2030.
Bicycles and electric vehicles
Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner will spend the day Guelphabout 100 km west of Toronto.
His party promises to offer up to $10,000 for the purchase of a new electric vehicle and $1,000 for the purchase of a used electric vehicle in addition to increasing the number of charging stations across the province .
He also wants to donate up to $1,000 toward the purchase of an e-bike.
Ontario Greens will make life more affordable and tackle the climate emergency while helping people drive and pedal electricMr. Schreiner said in a statement.