Ontario's legislature resumes Monday with majority Liberal government

TORONTO - Ontario's legislature resumes Monday with the Liberal government anxious to implement what it calls its "ambitious agenda" now that it has a majority.

The government is looking to pass more than 20 bills that died when the spring election was called.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she also wants to move ahead with her efforts to create an Ontario pension plan, saying her implementation target of January 2017 sounds far away, but the government must "get moving" on the file.

Progressive Conservative Monte McNaughton says his party will spend the session holding the government to account, but he predicts that Ontario will see "more unemployment, more debt and cuts to front-line services" because of what he calls Liberal mismanagement.

The New Democrats, who held the balance of power in the previous session, say they'll be the real opposition when the legislature resumes, as leader Andrea Horwath says the Progressive Conservatives are preoccupied with their leadership race.

The NDP says it plans to introduce a motion that would require a public referendum before any government could sell the LCBO, OPG, Hydro One or Ontario Lottery and Gaming.

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