QUEEN'S PARK, ON, March 30, 2012 /CNW/ - More experts agree the Ontario Liberal budget makes the right choices to grow the economy and support good schools and public health care:
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
"The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased with the Ontario government's commitment to cancer prevention."
MARGARET MOTTERSHEAD, CEO, ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY CARE ACCESS CENTRES
"The Government's plan to shift health care spending to home care and community services will help seniors and others receive the care they need in their homes and enhance access to cost-effective services - reducing the burden on hospitals and long-term care homes."
GARY GRANT, SPOKESPERSON, NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST CONTRABAND TOBACCO & 2007 ONTARIO PC CANDIDATE
"Ontario is demonstrating that it is taking the contraband tobacco problem seriously… We look forward to working with the government and other stakeholders in the coming months."
FERIDUN HAMDULLAHPUR, PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
"We are grateful the government is still committed to post-secondary education"
GREG PIETERSMA, CHAIR, UPPER CANADA DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
"We're also glad to see that class size caps will remain in place. This ensures that students receive the best level of support and encouragement from our professional teachers."
DON KENNY, CHAIR, GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO
MEMBER, ONTARIO AGRICULTURE SUSTAINABILITY COALITION
"[The Ontario Agriculture Sustainability Coalition] is encouraged by this government commitment and we will be working with Minister McMeekin to continue to provide a risk management program"
JENNIFER ADAMS, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, OTTAWA CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
"We're very pleased that the government has recognized that there needs to be an investment in public education, that that is a critical factor to the economic future for Ontario."
RALPH PALUMBO, VICE PRESIDENT-ONTARIO, INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA
"Insurance fraud is a problem that affects all Ontarians who are concerned about crime, public safety and increased auto insurance premiums. We appreciate the efforts of the government."
RANDY CAROLL, CEO, INSURANCE BROKERS ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO
"We commend Premier McGuinty and Minister Duncan on today's budget. Insurance brokers are committed to protecting Ontario consumers and keeping them informed."
MAMDOUH SHOUKRI, PRESIDNT, YORK UNIVERSITY
"For postsecondary education to get that level of attention...I'm fairly pleased and grateful."
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