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I believe our province can only fully recover from the pandemic by taking action to support hard-working Ontarians whose livelihoods have been damaged along the way. So, our government has:
• Raised the minimum wage to $15 per hour effective January 1• Delivered $3 billion in urgent support to over 110,000 small businesses• Empowered employees in workplaces of 25 or more to “digitally disconnect” from their jobs at the end of the work day• Created a Critical Minerals Strategy to secure investments and jobs in areas like electric vehicle technologies• Secured $5.6 billion in investment commitments from the auto sector for electric vehicle supply chain capacity• Launched a $40 million Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness plan• Boosted our Skilled Trades Strategy by $90.3 million over three years• Extended the Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit to 2022• Created a new Ontario Staycation Tax Credit worth $270 million• Funded $1.1 million for a dedicated team of inspectors of temp agency and migrant worker recruiters