Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski is celebrating a year of the Toris in Office.

In a statement, Yakabuski said he would continue to respect taxpayers, encourage job creation and to put people first. The MPP said the government was working to restore Ontario’s trust in its finances, invest in healthcare and education and to make Ontario open for business.

Yakabuski said the government delivered on a number of campaign promises. Among the promises kept was cancelling the cap-and-trade carbon tax, introducing flexible childcare tax credits for low and middle class families, and making sure minimum wage workers paid no income tax.

The MPP touted a few future initiatives. He said the province is working with farmers to modernize licencing and certification processes for agri-businesses. The government is also looking to expand natural gas access to help lower electricity costs. He also spoke of the $71 million investment the province was investing to improve broadband service.

Yakabuski also praised the government’s help to municipalities during the 2019 Ottawa River Floods.