Moving Ontario Forward, Together



    McGuinty Government's Latest Progress Report Tells Stories Of Real People

    TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    The Ontario government released its fifth annual report highlighting the
progress that Ontarians are making to improve the economy, the environment and
the communities where they live.
    The latest instalment of the report includes videos of real people who
are achieving results and improving the quality of life for everyone.
Ontarians are protecting the environment by conserving energy
(http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=6e4bc7719628463), improving their health by
eating locally-grown food (http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=097a871eed17b76),
strengthening the economy by re-training for new jobs
(http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=b94b652429efa68) and working together in
many other ways that make a real difference.
    The report provides hard numbers like higher test scores in schools,
shorter wait times in health care or multi-billion investments in hospitals,
roads, energy, transit and other infrastructure.

    QUOTES

    "Ontarians have made significant progress by working hard and working
together. Our plan is the right plan for the times because we're investing in
our greatest asset - our people," said Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

    QUICK FACTS

    
    -  There are more than 75 major hospital expansion and building projects
       completed, underway or planned across Ontario.

    -  About 110,000 apprentices are learning a trade today -- nearly 50,000
       more than in 2002-03.

    -  More than three million new trees have been planted to make Ontario
       greener.

    LEARN MORE

    Read stories and watch videos
(http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=9f7d83775084724) about the progress
Ontarians are making, together.

    Look back at previous progress reports
(http://webx.newswire.ca/click/?id=726fa50a6b407de).

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