Ontario’s Finance Minister is on something of a summer tour.
Charles Sousa is out promoting the Liberal government’s initiatives, and on Thursday morning, he addressed the Burlington, Oakville and Milton chambers of commerce.
A breakfast speech drew a hundred people to the Burlington Convention Centre.
Sousa stresses that infrastructure investments, such as enhanced commuter service on the Lakeshore West GO line, are designed to support the regional economy by reducing lost productivity due to gridlock.
Sousa notes that businesses in Halton Region are responsible for 4% of all goods and services produced in Ontario. Gridlock, in the GTA, is said to cost the economy six billion dollars each year.
He also highlighted the Liberal’s climate change action plan, free post-secondary tuition for low-income students and health care investments in Burlington and Oakville, among other government priorities.