WUSA welcomes Ontario budgetary measures

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Matthew Gerrits
VP Education
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 09:30

The provincial government has delivered its fiscal update. The Ontario legislature approved funding for Ontario’s COVID-19 response. This included the passage of debt relief to millions of Ontarians by pausing payments and interest on the provincial portion of OSAP debts, at the cost of over $100 million dollars, joining a similar federal commitment.  

We recognize for a government highly committed to fiscal balance, and with many potential areas to spend to address COVID-19, that this was a difficult decision, and we applaud them for making it. This move accompanies many other expenditures to respond to the virus.  

We wish the provincial legislature and government well in this trying time and will continue to bring to their attention ways to protect and assist our members through this crisis.