The Ontario Liberal Ottawa Platform offers funding for city priorities and a leader who will show up
OTTAWA – Steven Del Duca and the Ontario Liberals’ Team Ottawa candidates will give Ottawa the support it’s owed as Ontario’s second-largest city, a marked change from the four years of Ford Conservative neglect.
“Ottawa is a beautiful, diverse and thriving city that’s home to more than a million Ontarians,” said Del Duca. “It deserves to have a government that will invest in its hospitals, schools, transit, and roads. The Ontario Liberal plan for Ottawa will ensure that the city gets its fair share.”
“While people in our nation’s capital were under hostile occupation, Doug Ford was snowmobiling in cottage country,” Del Duca continued. “He couldn’t be bothered to lift a finger to help the city or even visit to show his support for its residents or businesses. People in Ottawa deserve a premier and government who has their back – and that’s the choice our new Ontario Liberal team Ottawa is offering.”
While the Ford Conservatives ignore and neglect Ottawa, Ontario Liberals will build and invest – in much-needed hospitals, transit expansions, affordable housing, and critical services for Franco-Ontarians.
The Ontario Liberals’ Ottawa platform will:
- Build a new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus by 2028 and a new 1door4care hub at CHEO;
- Commit 50% provincial funding for Stage 3 of Ottawa’s regional transit plan, applying the lessons learned from the first two stages;
- Build 10,000 new affordable homes in Ottawa over next 10 years, including for the Francophone community;
- Ensure 26,000 more seniors in Ottawa are supported with the Home Care First Guarantee;
- Invest $8 million in a new building for Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orléans (MIFO) to offer French-language services in the artistic, cultural and community fields.
- Invest in the services outlined in the Children’s Health Coalition’s Make Kids Count Action Plan.
“On June 2, we’re offering a clear choice to the people of Ottawa,” continued Del Duca. “Four more years of a Ford Conservative government that keeps the capital on the backburner, or an Ontario Liberal government that gives Ottawa the respect it deserves.”
This article was originally published on OntarioLiberal.ca