Stratford News Ontario legislature back to work for rare summer session SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Wednesday, Jul. 11th, 2018 Support offered to famers impacted by a toxic plant disease. Photo supplied by www.npchamber.com. The Ontario legislature is back in to work for a rare summer session following the election of Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives to a majority government last month. The first order of business was the election of a speaker, and Wellington-Halton Hills Progressive Conservative MPP Ted Arnott won on the first ballot now the PC government will outline its priorities in a throne speech to be delivered Thursday. Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece says he has a few issues he wants to focus on right away. “Transportation is an issue in rural Ontario and we have a number of things we’re working on that way certainly with the City of Stratford and Perth County, there are some infrastructure projects that we’d like to see going and lots of things to work on.” Ahead of the throne speech, Tory house leader Todd Smith has already said the government will move quickly to scrap cap and trade, end the York University strike and cancel a controversial wind farm project.