Ontario would "partner with the private sector to find innovative financing solutions to get the job done and protect the taxpayer," he said.
Sousa sees, for example, untapped potential in northern Ontario home to vast chromite deposits in the region known as the Ring of Fire, about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.
to the TTC and building a new university campus in Milton.
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Taxpayers, however, put Sousa on the hotseat for his role in the costly cancellation of a power plant in Mississauga.
"What I want is to see more smelting and more manufacturing of that product in Ontario to provide those value added jobs."
He also wants Ontario to take a more active role in the fishing industry.
Platform: Sousa platform is based on job creation through an improved branding of Ontario. He wants more processing and manufacturing to be done in Ontario and seeks to take advantage of untapped potential in rural and northern Ontario.
not about more government it's about more opportunity. Sousa boldly entered the Ontario Liberal leadership race in November by billing himself as the "jobs premier" making clear his intentions to usher the province into a new period of growth and prosperity should he be chosen to succeed Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.
The Mississauga South MPP believes his experience in both the private sector and public service sets him apart from the competition and will allow him to execute an ambitious platform focused on creating jobs.
On Toronto/GTA: Make Metrolinx responsible for TTC. Build a new university campus in Milton. Reform the Condo Act.
Sousa lobbied the premier to have it moved and taxpayers were forced to foot the bill, pegged at around $230 million, including another cancelled gas plant in Oakville.
"We still have to balance our books as necessary but we still have to make investments over the long term to enable us to be competitive."
"I think my private sector experience does provide some broader perspective and enable me to compliment that which I've now done in government with the various portfolios I've held," he told CityNews.
The decision to move the Mississauga gas plant came just days before the Oct. 6, 2011, election.
The 54 year old married father of three owned a company that offered financial services to small businesses before Air Max Flyknit Mens
"I'd integrate our transit systems into one regional system by making Metrolinx responsible for the TTC," Sousa said in a Toronto Board of Trade speech in early January.
embarking on a 20 year executive career with RBC Financial Group.
Even though he trails considerably heading into this weekend leadership convention, Sousa still thinks there's time for a late run that could land him the premier's job.
Hobbies/interests: Sousa enjoys music and plays piano and was the Athlete of the Year in junior high school for Air Max Shoes For Men his prowess on the football field.
could have been done with the communities, he stressed. we could have sought information because there was other communities that did want the power plant. finished fifth in delegate selection with about 11 per cent support, well behind front runners Sandra Pupatello (27.4 per cent) and Kathleen Wynne (25.2).
fought to protect the interests of our community and the surrounding community I opposed it prior to being elected because it was wrongly sited. believes more public consultations should have taken place.
Former cabinet positions: Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games and Minister of Labour.
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have the largest fresh water fisheries anywhere in the world right here in Ontario and it is untapped, he said. a sustainable stock and what do we do? We catch it and ship it off to other parts of the world. We should do the processing here, the packaging here, and enable our value added jobs to be secure in Ontario. who spent his earliest years in Toronto's Kensington Market neighbourhood before his family moved to Mississauga, also has ambitious plans for the GTA.
Sousa says he was against the location for the plant from day one.
In quotes: about staying away from election cycle politics, that's short term thinking. I want us to be proactive. I want us to be visionary. I want us to make investments in transportation, in infrastructure projects, in manufacturing, that will enable us to provide stimulus and programs so that entrepreneurs and businesses produce jobs. It's Air Max Vt3
He was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2007 and was re elected in 2011. Along the way he's held posts as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games and Minister of Labour.
"Not just because the status quo isn't working, but because making the TTC part of a truly regional system would work much better."
Bio: Former business owner and banking executive with 25 years of experience in the private sector. Sousa is married with three children.
He also has plans to build high speed rail that would "connect Hamilton to Toronto, and Toronto to Oshawa."
"Developing the Ring of Fire will be my top priority for the north."
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