Ensuring quality education for all our students

Key investments being made throughout Ontario, writes MPP Parm Gill

As our students head back to school, our government is committed to ensuring that they continue to receive high-quality education.

Since being elected in 2018, we have announced the building of nine new schools and five expansions.

As a proud father of three incredible children, I understand the importance of setting our students up for well-paying jobs beyond their studies.

That is why our government is investing $3.6 million to help equip more than 2,200 youth and women across the province with the skills they need for well-paying careers in the construction trades.

We continue to encourage youth to explore a wide range of future career options. Therefore, the Ontario government is also investing over $300,000 to help prepare young people for meaningful careers in the dairy industry.

I also want to extend my gratitude to local organizations in Milton for their outstanding efforts in fundraising to support our local health-care system.

We continue to invest in health care to ensure that all Ontarians needs are met in a timely and efficient manner.

In efforts to further add on to our previous investments, the Ontario government is allocating up to $1.17 billion this year to expand bedded capacity in hospitals all over the province.

Through this funding, the Halton Healthcare Services Corporation, including our Milton District Hospital, will receive $15,782,600 this year to address bedded capacity needs.

Our government is also investing more than $8.2 million to expand midwifery services and support future initiatives to connect families to timely midwifery care close to home.

Thank you for standing with us in our journey to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve. Together, we are making a difference in ensuring quality health care for everyone.

As we head into the fall, I look forward to continuing to represent Milton at Queen’s Park and serving the best interests of our community.