2018 Ontario Budget Highlights a Disappointment for Working Families in Niagara – Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates

Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates

The good news—in a few short months we are going to bring in an NDP government that will end hallway medicine, make life more affordable for working families and seniors, help students address their student debt, and solve our long-term care crisis.” – Wayne Gates

A News Release from the Constituency Office of Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates

Posted March 30th, 2018, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario — In the wake of  Ontario’s Wynne government tabling its 2018 budget this March 28th, NDP MPP for Niagara Falls Wayne Gates made the following statement regarding the 2018 provincial budget:

Niagara Falls Riding MPP Wayne Gates in Ontario legislature. File photo

“The key highlights of this budget are truly a disappointment for working people in Niagara. There is nothing in this budget to help middle class families get ahead, nothing to end hallway medicine in Niagara and it surely does not solve our long-term care crisis.

No matter how the Liberals may want to spin this, the budget does not provide Ontarians with universal prescription drug coverage or dental care that they deserve. Their dental plan isn’t up to the job–$50 a year for dental for children wouldn’t even pay for a single check-up.

There is nothing in this budget to make housing more affordable for renters in Niagara.

At the end of the day—the Liberals had 15 long years to get good things done for people in this province. Instead, they ignored the rising cost of living, privatized our public assets like Hydro One, allowed gas and hydro prices to skyrocket and now created a hollow budget in a last ditch attempt to win votes.

The good news—in a few short months we are going to bring in an NDP government that will end hallway medicine, make life more affordable for working families and seniors, help students address their student debt, and solve our long-term care crisis.

Kathleen Wynne is more concerned with looking good before an election with this budget, than actually producing policy that changes working people’s lives for the better in Niagara.”

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