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$765,590 for baby-stealers
$0 for mom and dad

February 23, 2007 permalink

In another announcement that shows the politicians just don't get it, MPP David Orazietti and Premier Dalton McGuinty announce even more money for agencies usurping the functions of mom and dad.



Dalton & Dave shake their moneymakers

By David Helwig,, Thursday, February 22, 2007

Dalton McGuinty / David Orazietti



Orazietti announces $765,590 in new funding for children and youth in Sault Ste. Marie

McGuinty government investment creates jobs and supports the local economy

Sault Ste. Marie – The McGuinty government is investing $765,950 in Sault Ste. Marie to help eight not-for-profit organizations better serve children, youth and families while strengthening the local economy, David Orazietti, MPP announced today.

"With this investment, our government is providing further support for children and youth in Sault Ste. Marie," said Orazietti. "These additional funds to expand or upgrade facilities that serve our community's young people will also help create jobs and boost local economic development."

Local organizations benefiting from this latest government investment include:

  • Children’s Rehabilitation Centre Algoma, $484,950
  • Ontario Early Years Centre, $150,000
  • Algoma Family Services, $39,000
  • Children’s Aid Society of Algoma, $44,780
  • Child Care Algoma, $29,860
  • John Howard Society, $7,000
  • Northern Youth Services, $7,000
  • Operation Springboard, $3,000

Funding for these projects comes from an investment of more than $37 million by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to help targeted service providers across the province improve or expand more than 900 buildings.

Projects range from general repairs to improve energy efficiency and better meet safety requirements to major construction and renovations to existing buildings.

"These investments will not only help to better serve some of our most vulnerable children, youth and their families, but they will contribute to economic growth and opportunities in these communities," said Minister of Children and Youth Services Mary Anne Chambers.

The ministry's contribution is a key part of the government’s recently announced $190 million economic stimulus package aimed at creating the equivalent of 3,000 jobs across the province on top of the 270,000 net new jobs created since 2003.

"While the economy remains fundamentally strong, it is important to remember that slower growth has a real impact on people and communities," said Finance Minister Greg Sorbara. "Investing in these areas that assist families and communities now means a more prosperous and competitive future for Ontario."