first_imgTORONTO ONTARIO, – Five things to know about the Ontario government’s throne speech:— Hospitals: The government says it will make “significant investments” in hospital operations to cut down on wait times— Home care: The government suggests new money will be made available to increase supports for people wanting to receive care in their homes— Mental health and addictions: The government hints at new funding to increase supports in these areas and ensure people receive the help they need— Child care: Citing rising costs as an obstacle for a growing number of families, the government says it will take steps to address the problem without offering specific details— Program expansions: The government says it will reveal plans to grow both the OHIP Plus pharmacare program, which currently offers free drug coverage to those under 25, and the tuition program that currently pays for thousands of residents’ post-secondary education — making the programs available to a larger number of people.last_img