Coteau speaks with Hamilton business leaders

Third-term MPP outlines economic vision

HAMILTON — Michael Coteau, the third-term Liberal MPP, visited Hamilton for a meeting with local business leaders. 

“Businesses need stability and a government that gets the big things right around fixing traffic congestion, educating our future workforce and supporting a climate that fosters entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Coteau. “I am here to say that Ontario has to be the best place on the planet to raise a child—where children are the happiest, healthiest, safest and best educated—and to do that, we need to support businesses to grow our economy.

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Coteau brings positive message to St. Catharines neighbourhood meeting

Third-term MPP takes questions about building a better province

ST. CATHARINES — Michael Coteau, the third-term Liberal MPP, visited St. Catharines for a full-house neighbourhood meeting with local residents.

“Doug Ford says kids today aren’t worth the cost. That’s his message—Ontario doesn’t value you. I was that kid who was told someone like you doesn’t matter,” said Coteau. “And now, someone like me is taking a stand.  

“The biggest waste we face in Ontario is the waste of human potential. Doug Ford is in it for tax breaks to the wealthy and big corporations—and cuts for everyone else. I’m in it for children and families, our future,” Coteau declared. 

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Cuts to Windsor homelessness programmes wrong approach: Coteau

NORTH YORK—Michael Coteau, Liberal MPP for Don Valley East, released the following statement following news the Ford provincial government was delaying a promised $537,000 for Windsor homeless programmes:

"How can municipalities build plans when Ford’s government is so unpredictable and unstable?" Coteau charged. "This is why so many regions feel left out of decision making at Queen’s Park.

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Will Bouma needs to apologise for “callous comment” about children dying in care: Coteau

NORTH YORK—Asked by his local newspaper to justify massive cuts to the Brant Children and Family Services, Conservative MPP Will Bouma said, “kids will not die”.

"Is merely keeping children alive the new threshold this government is setting?” said Liberal MPP Michael Coteau, the former Minister of Children and Youth and Community and Social Services. “I’m simply appalled by this statement and what it suggests." 

“A week ago, Premier Doug Ford was quick to have an MPP apologise to a billionaire NHL team owner. Vulnerable children deserve the same attention from this Premier," added Coteau. "This MPP—the Premier’s personal Parliamentary Assistant—needs to apologise immediately for such a heartless comment.”

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Coteau calls on Ford to condemn Quebec’s Bill 21

“Stand up for human rights”: Liberal anti-racism critic

NORTH YORK—Michael Coteau, Liberal MPP and critic for anti-racism issues, issued the following statement today:

“Premier Doug Ford is at the Council of the Federation this week. 

Today, on behalf of our caucus, I call on the Premier to ensure he impresses upon the Quebec Premier that Ontario opposes Bill 21, which seeks to limit freedom of expression for public servants who choose to wear religious symbols. 

It is simply wrong for any government to impose its views on its citizens and to limit the right for religious Canadians to wear the symbols of their faith. 

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Ford’s cuts to environmental programs
hurt families

“A recipe for disaster, not savings”: Coteau

NORTH YORK—Michael Coteau, MPP for Don Valley East and Liberal critic for infrastructure and economic development, released the following statement on Doug Ford's cuts to climate-change mitigation programs:

“We are already experiencing heatwaves, forest fires and increased cost from the climate crisis. Rather than fighting the climate crisis, Doug Ford is fighting all efforts by anyone to stop it, and wasting $30 million in the process,” Coteau charged. 

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Coteau: cuts to STEM courses destroying students’ aspirations

Reckless cuts in Toronto and York Region schools are damaging Ontario’s economic future

NORTH YORK—The Ford government’s reckless cuts to education funding are destroying the future for thousands of students and undercutting the province’s ability to build a workforce that meets tomorrow’s needs, Liberal MPP Michael Coteau said today.

Data revealed Monday from the Toronto District and York Region District school boards shows the number of science, technology, engineering and math classes (STEM) provided by the province’s two largest boards is being cut drastically as a result of the Ford government slashing public education funding in the 2019 Budget.

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Michael Coteau campaigns for Ian Bingham in West Lincoln

Third-term MPP stumps for “fantastic candidate” in advance of federal election

WEST LINCOLN — Michael Coteau, the third-term Liberal MPP, visited West Lincoln to campaign for federal Liberal candidate for Niagara West, Ian Bingham Saturday. “

I’m thrilled to be here to support such a fantastic candidate,” said Michael Coteau. “Ian’s exemplary service as a naval officer and his work as a lawyer make him exactly the kind of candidate we need as a federal MP in Ottawa.”

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Coteau speaks with Mississauga Liberal
riding association

Third-term MPP takes questions from full house in Port Credit

MISSISSAUGA — Michael Coteau, the third-term Liberal MPP, visited Port Credit for a town hall meeting with a full house of the Mississauga—Lakeshore Provincial Liberal Association

“Doug Ford says kids today aren’t worth the cost. That’s his message—Ontario doesn’t value you. I was that kid who was told someone like you doesn’t matter,” said Coteau. “And now, someone like me is taking a stand.  

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Michael Coteau fires up supporters at Rally for Change

Third-term MPP puts Doug Ford on notice

NORTH YORK — Michael Coteau, the third-term Liberal MPP, spoke today at a packed Rally for Change at his old public school in Flemingdon Park. 

“I want to ensure that our province is the best place in the world to grow up. Where children and youth feel the safest, are the healthiest, receive the best education and the greatest opportunities possible,” Coteau said, adding, “I want to take on Doug Ford and his Conservative government – to stop his agenda of cuts and destruction.”

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