Ontario throne speech mainly a political response to complex economic problems

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has decided to “reset” her government two years before the election, and in the lead up to this week’s throne speech, had promised a greater focus on jobs and the economy.One might think that Ontario’s government has finally been jolted out of its interventionist and regulatory tendencies and embraced the need for policies to stimulate economic growth and performance. Sadly, the throne speech was a mainly political response to complex economic problems.Ontario’s Liberals are down in the polls relative to their opponents and a key reason is the impact of rising electricity prices in the province.

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