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Ontario, Canada: Premier invites public to Ottawa town hall meeting

14 January 2018 at 21:53 | 3003 views

Premier Kathleen Wynne is traveling across Ontario to hear from people on the issues that matter most to them. Following engaging town hall meetings in Toronto and Brampton, where the Premier answered questions on everything from cannabis to auto insurance and the rising minimum wage, Premier Wynne will next host an open forum in Ottawa on January 18.

The Premier’s third Town Hall will take place at The Chamber at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive in Ottawa. Admission to the event is free and open to everyone. It will provide an opportunity for people from all over the National Capital Region to share their thoughts on how to create more fairness and opportunity in Ottawa, and across Ontario.

People of all ages and from all walks of life have already shared their views and asked questions about how government directly affects their lives and communities. The forums have provided an opportunity to open a dialogue with the Premier about the challenges of a changing economy, and have been attended by hundreds of people.

In Ottawa, general admission seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the Premier’s Town Hall will start at 7:00 p.m.

Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.