That includes the Ontario Institute for Catholic Education, which works on behalf of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario and coordinates the Catholic school system's "Fully Alive" program, providing students with sex-ed content. The government will address those issues at a later date, he said.
"We will strike the Liberal cap-and-trade tax law from the books and repeal any legislation that would enable a future government to impose a cap-and-trade carbon tax", he said.
Ford ended nearly 15 years of Liberal government in the June 7 election.
On healthcare, the throne speech said the Ford government would add 15,000 new long-term care beds over five years and invest $3.8 billion investment in mental health and addictions, including supportive housing. The development made good on Ford's repeated promise to do away with the updated curriculum, which he said parents had not been adequately consulted on.
The government announced Wednesday that schools would temporarily revert to an older version of the sex-ed curriculum rather than the updated version brought in by the Liberals three years ago.
"He's really brought common sense to this", McVety said. Cap and trade funded a long list of programs which included things like cycling infrastructure, school repairs, and the incentives to boost the sale of electric and hydrogen vehicles. "To take us backwards, to take us into a race to the bottom and pull us into the last century, that's what this throne speech says to me". The Ontario Tories were vocally critical of the move by former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's government.
"He shouldn't be ending cap and trade", he said.
Ontario's Government for the People is opening Parliament to take action to protect students and lower electricity bills.
McMaster University political science professor Peter Graefe said unlike some previous Progressive Conservative throne speeches under the Mike Harris government, this speech had little in the way of detail on major items.
"Some numbers - 4,000 parents, 2,400 educators, 700 students, 170 organizations including CAMH over ten years went into writing this curriculum, so anyone saying there wasn't enough consultation is telling you nonsense", she said.
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