Ford Focus

Doug Ford was sworn in as Premier of Ontario in late June. Since that time he has moved swiftly, assertively, and some might say recklessly, on a number of fronts. Some of Ford’s actions have captured significant media attention, while others have gone largely unnoticed. But almost all of his actions have been calculated to dramatically alter or simply eliminate programs and initiatives put in place since the last time the Progressive Conservatives held office in Ontario.

In an effort to help OSSTF/FEESO members keep track of what the government is doing and undoing, Update presents this partial overview of the new government’s actions to date:

This short inventory represents the most significant of the Ford government’s undertakings over its first four months in office. We’ll keep a running list of the government’s actions on the Update website.

8 Comments on Ford Focus

  1. Does Ford actually have a plan, other than repealing or cancelling every initiative the Liberals implemented?

  2. Hugh Culliton // October 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm // Reply

    Welcome to Harris 2.0. Expect rough weather ahead.

  3. Clearly Doug Ford is taking steps backwards instead of forwards. He has managed to attack those that are most vulnerable and has no interest in preserving our earth for future generations. Perhaps since he is living in the past he would consider a cut in his own pay check to save Ontario’s money!

  4. David Stewart // October 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm // Reply

    In preparation for Doug Ford’s agenda, I re-read Mike Harris Made Me Eat My Dog by Linwood Barclay. Having survived Harris years, the book clearly aligns with the current government sentiments. Maybe a short history lesson, or at least a few laughs from this satirical book, could be seen as required reading by our membership.

  5. Ginger Major // October 31, 2018 at 10:40 pm // Reply

    I like this format

  6. What environmental assessment was done by previous Wynn government before windmills were brought into Bruce county? How many birds are flying into these windmills and dying? What health problems are the people living near these gigantic windmills dealing with? Did they have a choice? Do some research?

  7. You might wish to add the cuts to ODSP and OW, changing the definition of disability, and making life more difficult, if not impossible, for those who rely on social assistance. Most of the lists I see do not include these, and unless sites like this one cover such issues, the vulnerable and poverty-stricken will remain voiceless, as Ford likes it.

  8. Malcolm Buchanan-Former General Secreatary [Retired] // February 15, 2019 at 8:29 pm // Reply

    Be ready to join local Fight Back Coalitions being organized by local Labour Councils.

    Perhaps its time to re-establish workplace study sessions-early morning or after the regular school day- to discuss OSSTF/Labour Ford Fight Back Initiatives. Organization and commitment are essential.

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