Ontario Liberals will be a Strong Partner for Rural Ontario

TORONTO, ON – Today, Bonnie Crombie, Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, delivered remarks at the 2024 Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference — promising to be the strong partner that rural Ontario deserves. 

“As Ontario Liberal leader, a central focus and goal of my leadership must be to build a new, improved relationship between our party and our rural communities,” said Crombie. “I look forward to shaking hands today, and building great relationships on a foundation of collaboration and respect.”

Unlike Doug Ford and the Conservatives, Ontario Liberals will grow essential services like healthcare and education, build critical infrastructure, and create good jobs in rural Ontario.

“Doug Ford has failed people and he’s failed Ontario businesses and communities,” added Crombie. “Under Doug Ford, there were over 1,200 emergency department closures, mostly in rural hospitals, in a single year. That’s unacceptable.” 

“Under Doug Ford, we have crumbling infrastructure, and decisions made to benefit wealthy, insider friends of the Premier rather than to serve real people who want safe roads, jobs close to home and a mortgage that’s manageable.” 

“We deserve collaborative and respectful relationships between the province and our municipalities. You deserve fair funding for infrastructure — reliable funding so that you can plan year over year.”

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