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Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 21 Nov 2019, p. 23

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3 COMMUNITY IT'S TEA TIME a '4 ra Graham Paine/Torstar Linda Mitchell and daughter Meaghan take in the High Tea for Hospice at the Italian Canadian _ Club of Milton in support of the Townsend Smith Foundation, with many of the event goers wearing their favourite hats or fascinators. ® OPINION HELPING ALL ONTARIANS REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL PLENTY OF POSITIVES IN NEW INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN, WRITES PARM GILL PARM GILL Column OE ER On Nov. 6,.our provin- cial government delivered the 2019 fall economic statement, a Plan to Build Together. It is a plan that invests an additional $1.3 billion in critical public services this year - a bigger spend- ing increase compared with our 2019 budget. It is a plan that also keeps our promise to bal- ance the budget by 2023- 2024. We are able to invest more money on new schools, for example, like the new high school com- We're excited to launch Laurier's first degree program in Milton. of : ARactar nt Arras Mast HOI e For | ing to Louis St. Laurent Avenue and Bronte Street South, because we have grown Ontario's economy by 256,200 new jobs since June 2018. | Even with the debt challenge given to us, our government is spending $1.9 billion more for our public health care. This investment will create a public health-care system that focuses on you. By expanding home- and community-care ser- vices, investing in essen- tial hospital infrastruc- ture projects, and adding 15,000 new long-term care beds in five years, we are reducing wait times, end- ing hallway health care and improving access to Afew spots remain: Apply by December 1 for January 2020 start. Visit WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY for more information. Proud partners in Milton. " ¥ : g 55 h +X - Si ome! Ne allad ali dl ON ne : . TN od o : long-term care. Education funding has increased, too. In total, we are spending over $24 bil- lion, an increased invest- ment of $1.2 billion. Funding per student has gone up, and we have introduced new programs to help students achieve. This includes our new Priority and Partnership Fund, a new math strate- gy, investments into sci- ence, technology, engi- neering and math, along with career paths into the skilled trades. We remain focused on ensuring every person has the opportunity to reach their full potential, and we will continue to work with parents and educators to 'make this happen. Our plan is working. We will continue to make progress with responsible financial management while making strategic in- vestments into the .pro- grams we all rely on most. Parm Gill is the MPP for Milton. Inspiring Lives. 6102 'LZ 1equianoN 'Aepsiny] | uoidwey) ueipeued uo | £2 Woo uo} eyapisul

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