In a surprise move, Wynne to briefly prorogue the Ontario legislature before laying out government priorities in a throne speech on Monday

March 16, 2018

In a surprise move, Premier Kathleen Wynne has briefly prorogued the Ontario Legislature and says a throne speech Monday will detail the government’s priorities in the time remaining before the June election.

“Today’s changing economy means there are some hard realities that are affecting people’s everyday lives, and creating an unfair burden,” Wynne said in a statement.

“We know families are under a lot of pressure … This throne speech is about making it clear we recognize peoples’ stress and anxiety and that our government is making deliberate choices to invest in the care and the services that the people of this province rely on.”

Because of the March Break, the house is not sitting and no days in the legislature will be lost, Wynne noted.

All bills will be reintroduced, including a recent one tabled that aims to narrow the gender wage gap.

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