Throne speech: Expect big government in Ontario

Ontario Lt-Gov. David Onley in his Queen's Park office in March 2014. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)

Ontario Lt-Gov. David Onley in his Queen's Park office in March 2014. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 5:31 PM ET

TORONTO ─ Ontarians voted for big government and that's what they're going to get.

The throne speech ─ read by outgoing Lt.-Gov. David Onley in the legislature Thursday ─ set out the direction and tone for Premier Kathleen Wynne and her majority government which won 58 seats in the June 12 election.

The speech promised the government will be there for its citizens in the major areas of their lives.

"Your health, your child's education, your chance at a second career, your town's biggest employer or your community's smallest legal aid provider -- all are the necessary foundations for your success and for Ontario's success," Onley read. "All are supported by your government's comprehensive and coherent economic plan."

Ontarians have entrusted their government to be a force for good, a full and active participant in their communities and lives, the speech said.

While the throne speech is a blueprint, the actual plan will be presented on budget day ─ July 14.

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