Ford government could extend Ontario legislature's summer break until end of October

Jun 6 2019, 2:45 pm

It’s been a whirlwind first year for Premier Doug Ford.

It’s been a year that’s seen the provincial government pass 18 bills to date, with the addition of another two expected to pass by the end of Thursday’s legislature meeting.

And now the Ford government says it’s planning to table a motion on Thursday to adjourn the House for an extended summer break.

If approved, the break would run from June 7 to October 8, extending it more than a month longer than the previously scheduled return date of September 6.

The extension also means legislature wouldn’t return until after the upcoming federal election, which is expected to take place on October 21.

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“Since June 7, 2018, the Ontario government has moved at an unprecedented pace,” said the government, in a statement.

The government also mentioned its first-year accomplishments, which included passing 18 bills, adding 170,000 new jobs, and fulfilling 38 platform commitments.

“As our elected officials spend time with their constituents, working directly with the people that elected them, the government will continue to promote Ontario as a premier destination that is Open for Business and Open for Jobs,” said the government.

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