Ontario Tories Unveil Platform They’ll Plan To Go To Polls With

Patrick Brown and the Ontario PCs release the People’s Guarantee

PCs release plan to bring change to Ontario a full six months before the election

Posted November 27th, 2017 at Niagara At Large

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown releases a pre-2018 election platform, making tax cuts a major priority

Etobicoke, Ontario  – This past November 25th,  in a speech delivered at the Ontario PC Party’s policy convention, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown unveiled the Party’s platform, called the People’s Guarantee.

“The People’s Guarantee lays out our vision and our plan to bring change that works for Ontario,” said Brown. “At its core it’s very simple. It’s a recognition of the need for change that works for you:  the people, not the insiders.”

The People’s Guarantee is the product of the most exhaustive and inclusive policy development process in the history of the Ontario PC Party. The process began in March 2016, and culminated in over 130 policy resolutions that were voted on and supported by party membership to form the basis of the plan.

The platform is fully costed and the fiscal estimates have been reviewed and “deemed reasonable” by former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page from the non-partisan Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa.

In his speech to Party members, Brown highlighted five achievable measures an Ontario PC government would take:

  • 22.5% lower income taxes for the middle class
  • A 75% refund of child care expenses
  • 12% more off your hydro bill
  • The largest mental health commitment in Canadian provincial history
  • The first-ever Trust, Integrity and Accountability Act

“In the end, platforms are just politicians’ words. The People’s Guarantee is different,” said Brown. “I’m signing my name to it, and so is every Ontario PC candidate. My promise to you is that if these measures are not enacted in the first mandate of an Ontario PC government, I will not seek a second.”

“The People’s Guarantee is an expression of our profound belief that Ontario is great because its people are great,” Brown concluded. “It recognizes that there’s nothing wrong with Ontario that can’t be fixed by a change in government. It’s time for change that works for Ontario.”

The People’s Guarantee was ratified by the Caucus and the Policy Committee of the Party as required by section 22.3 of the PC Party Constitution.

NIAGARA AT LARGE encourages you to join the conversation by sharing your views on this post in the space below the Bernie quote.

A reminder that we only post comments by individuals who also share their first and last names.

For more news and commentary from Niagara At Large – an independent, alternative voice for our greater bi-national Niagara region – become a regular visitor and subscriber to NAL at www.niagaraatlarge.com .

 A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

 

Advertisements

3 responses to “Ontario Tories Unveil Platform They’ll Plan To Go To Polls With

  1. Heard it all before from all politicians. Y A W N !

    Like

  2. How about closing legal loopholes for offshore tax havens? How about addressing substantive protections of Canada’s environment including waterways shared with the U.S.? Where is the conversation about moving away from fossil fuels and pipelines and instead paving the way to a green energy economy? How about serious dialogue about affordable food, gasoline, pharmaceuticals and housing? Is there anything about keeping the government’s greedy, self-serving, hyper-regulatory paws off of the emerging marijuana industry? Where is the discussion surrounding irresponsible business missions in China and the resulting catastrophic and hugely unpopular developments and resource extraction on our home soil? Again there is zero mention of including dental and eye care under our provincial health care plans. I am not reading anything about infrastructure improvements, specifically road resurfacing or any meaningful dialogue to address the growing congestion on Ontario’s highways. Did I miss the part that speaks to our quickly escalating need for senior care and housing? Are companies like Monsanto and Nestle so easily swept under the rug? Parallel with that the substantive need for improvements to food and drug safety. I am reading nothing about improvements to the quality of our drinking water, specifically in reference to our current inability to remove pharmaceuticals, hormones and pesticides from our water supply. Is there absolutely any reason I should be paying one iota of attention to a homophobic, misogynist Patrick Brown and his Tories? As I have said in previous posts, I have never voted NDP in my lifetime but this time around they have my vote. In my perfect world the NDP would merge with the Green Party and Elizabeth May would be my Prime Minister.

    Like

  3. YAWN for sure… There is no free lunch. Where do they get the doh,rey,me to pay for this give-away? Taxes are a government’s bank account. Increasing the deficit is the easy way to pay for this dream.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s