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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.
The tradition of making a post-budget speech. Budget initiatives. Goals of the speaker's political party. The Common Sense Revolution. The announcement of an additional 36 tax cuts. The total number of tax reductions in the past three years. Talk leading up a budget. Ontario's economy, with figures. Retail sales and consumer confidence. The consensus with regard to the economic momentum. A list of major new commitments to children and families. The government's commitment to protecting and enhancing priority services. Ontario's health care. Investments in children and families to ensure opportunities for those children. How the tax cuts will help. Increased support for speech and language services. Protection for children at risk and how that is being accomplished. Education and support for learning materials. Student loans. Keeping youth in school. Monies to enhance strategic skills training. The Access to Opportunities Program. Encouraging innovative uses of the information highway. Strengthening training. Job creation. Breaking the cycle of dependency for Ontario families. The Learning Earning and Parenting program. Removing barriers for people with disabilities. The Ontario Disability Support Program. An introduction to David Shannon. Budgets about people. Working towards a better Ontario.