Ontario’s Speech from the Throne set for August 9 as lawmakers prepare for summer sitting

The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario will deliver a Speech from the Throne on August 9.

The government announced the date of Elizabeth Dowdeswell’s speech on Thursday.

His address will outline the priorities of the re-elected Progressive Conservative government and will come one day after the Legislative Assembly convenes.

Legislators must debate and vote on the provincial budget that was introduced but not passed before the spring election.

Premier Doug Ford said small changes would be made to the budget document, including an increase in funding for the Ontario Disability Support Payment that his party promised during the campaign.

Other political parties are urging the Progressive Conservative government to further increase disability benefits to help people cope with the high cost of living.


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