More work ahead, in town and across Ontario

“Reducing red tape and investing in education positive steps to build on”, writes Parm Gill

It is always an honour to represent our community at Queen’s Park, and as the calendar has now turned to a new year there is a lot we can be thankful for.

But there is a lot more work to do.

Our community has shown resiliency, compassion and strength over the last few years. I wanted to share some important initiatives our government has moved forward with to support these attributes.

In November we introduced the Less Red Tape, Stronger Ontario Act legislation that, if passed, will increase Ontario’s competitiveness, support a stronger supply chain, and make it easier to communicate and interact with government.

It is an important part of our government’s plan to create jobs and make it easier to invest and build in Ontario. In our fall 2022 Red Tape Reduction Package, our government is reducing even more red tape to strengthen Ontario’s supply chain, support farmers and agri-businesses, grow our labour force and ensure Ontario remains competitive in the global market.

Since 2018, I have had the pleasure of announcing nine new schools and five school expansions here in Milton. Rattlesnake Point Public School and HCDSB #10 opened their doors to welcome students for the 2022-2023 school year.

Our government has invested over $250 million for new schools, and school expansions in Milton. I am proud that our government continues to invest in the future of our children.

As a father of three, I understand the importance of setting students up for success. That is why our government has invested over $3 million in Milton through the Skills Development Fund. This funding will help high school and post-secondary students get free training to land meaningful careers in the skilled trades.

During the pandemic, we saw firsthand the vital role local organizations play in our community. Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Milton has received over $500,000 to support organizations that continue to better our community.

I am proud that our government recognizes the contributions of these organizations and continues to invest in them.

As we begin a new year, I look forward to continuing to be a strong voice for Milton at Queen’s Park and getting it done for our community.