Ontario Liberal Party Leadership Candidate Eric Hoskins today laid out his five-point plan to build a healthy economy in Ontario.
“The health of our families and our communities is inextricably linked to a sustainable, healthy, growing economy,” Dr. Hoskins said in a speech to the Economic Club of Canada.
“People are healthy when their society is healthy. They thrive when their economy is growing. They only succeed with adequate housing, reliable transit, and strong social services. They can only build a better future for their children when they are financially secure – when they have hope and opportunity.”
Dr. Hoskins said his five-point plan for a healthy economy will address the major challenges to future growth in Ontario by:
- Transforming health care by investing in preventative as well as long term and home care services, shifting away from fee-for-service payments, and income-testing for tax credits and benefits;
- Investing in transportation infrastructure to create new jobs and nurture a future for Ontario where the movement of goods and people is not an impediment to growth;
- Creating jobs through innovation with a focus on youth;
- Respecting rural Ontario and the North by investing in its future prosperity through initiatives like high-speed Internet; and by giving small business and entrepreneurs access to economic development funds; and
- Taking immediate actions to tackle poverty by taking steps towards implementing an income-tested prescription drug plan, continuing to increase the Ontario Child Benefit and ensuring a liveable minimum wage.
Dr. Hoskins said that these steps are just the beginning when it comes to ensuring that Ontario is ready to take on the challenges of the future.
“As a doctor, I know that it’s not enough to simply write a prescription and send your patient on their way. Delivering on the promise of a healthy economy will take work – hard work – and some difficult decisions,” he said.
“But I have never been one to shy away from tough decisions or hard work – even in the most difficult circumstances. When there’s a job to be done – we roll up our sleeves and we get to work.”
Gabe De Roche
(December 13, 2012 – Scarborough) Eric Hoskins’s campaign for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party continues to build momentum with the addition of MPP Margarett Best to his growing list of supporters.
Margarett Best is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough – Guildwood and Ontario’s Minister of Consumer Services.
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a luncheon presentation of
“Prescription for a Healthy Economy”
by Dr. Eric Hoskins, MPP
at the Economic Club of Canada
Monday, December 17, 2012
11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Toronto Hilton – Toronto Room
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Follow Eric on his tour across Ontario onboard his RV, #DarkHorseOne.
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Liberal leadership candidate Eric Hoskins kicks off his tour of southwestern Ontario today in Hamilton, talking to local Liberals about his vision for the province.
The Eric Hoskins campaign is leading the Ontario Liberal Party leadership race in fundraising, with more than $112,000 in hand.
The Hoskins campaign also submitted its first disclosure of its earliest donations to Elections Ontario, totaling more than $72,000, the largest initial disclosure of any leadership candidate.
(TORONTO) Eric Hoskins’s campaign for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party continues to build momentum with the new addition of two of his highest profile supporters yet.
The Rt. Hon. John Turner, former Prime Minister and long-time federal Cabinet Minister endorsed Eric Hoskins on Wednesday.
He is joined by the Hon. Roy McMurtry, former Chief Justice of Ontario and Progressive Conservative Attorney General.
(PEEL REGION) Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga – Brampton South, has joined the growing list of Eric Hoskins supporters in his bid to lead the Ontario Liberal Party.
Coming off a strong performance in Saturday’s leadership debate in Ingersoll and the successful launch of his rural policy platform, MPP Mangat’s endorsement of Eric Hoskins shows that his campaign for new ideas and fresh leadership is gaining momentum.