Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Controversial evangelical leader in lock-step with Ford on sex-ed changes

Controversial evangelical leader in lock-step with Ford on sex-ed changes

The cap-and-trade program that funded EHVIP was nixed July 3, nearly as soon as premier Doug Ford took office, and while it wasn't clear then when the incentives would go away, says Automotive News Canada, a post on the EHVIP website July 11 explained the timeline of its cancellation.

A prominent evangelical leader says he agrees with Premier Doug Ford's approach to repealing a modernized sex-ed curriculum and it's in keeping with the advice he gave Ford.

The government has been given "a clear mandate from Ontarians" to carry out its vision at a pivotal time for the province, the speech said.

The speech confirmed that Ontario Premier Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government will extend sales of beer and wine to convenience stores, more grocery stores, and big box stores.

"I was happy to see them mentioned in the throne speech and that is one area I am hoping I can work across party lines to improve public services for Guelph and for Ontario", said Schreiner. It will protect jobs by continuing to work with the federal government to stand up to tariffs and ensure Ontario's best interests are reflected in the NAFTA negotiations.

However, it made no mention of one issue the government had said would be one of its priorities for the rare summer sitting of the legislature: ending an ongoing strike at York University.

Cap and trade proceeds were to be used to pay for things like energy retrofits, but the program also added 4.3 cents to every litre of gasoline and about 5 cents to every litre of diesel fuel.

The PCs will introduce legislation to bring a halt to the four-month-old York University strike by teaching assistants and graduate assistants. "We'll end up with something that really helps children".

The current Ontario government says that the abolition of this program will allow families and businesses in the province to save $1.9 billion annually.

"Absolutely not, I'm here today, I'm taking questions", he said.

Schreiner said the new government is not living up to that promise by announcing it is cancelling the GreenON rebates for home improvements and the cancellation of rebates for people purchasing electric and hybrid vehicles. "He feels the wind in his sails". He said the move would bring down electricity rates but struggled to explain how when asked repeatedly by reporters.

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