Another promise kept.
As I recently reported, the Ford government has moved quickly to keep their campaign promises, fulfilling their pledge to repeal the cap-and-trade carbon tax as their first act.
Now, they are moving forward on another key pledge – making government more efficient.
The new Ontario government has issued a freeze on pay changes (pay hikes) for managers in the bureaucracy who aren’t covered by collective bargaining.
Additionally, the government has “ordered a review of executive and management compensation.”
Much of the bureaucracy is already on a hiring freeze, meaning significant savings could result from the combo of the compensation review, the pay hike freeze, and the hiring freeze.
Premier Ford and the new PC government are off to a strong start, as they are moving quickly to keep their promises.
While some promises are more long-term, and will require extensive legislation, the PCs are clearly moving as fast as possible to fulfill the pledges they made in their victorious election campaign.
If this keeps up, it will help restore the faith of those made cynical by years of dishonesty under the Dalton McGuinty/Kathleen Wynne government.
So far, the PCs are showing that they are truly governing for the People.
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