Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford Still Hiding A Costed Platform And Details Of His Cuts

 

‘For weeks, Doug Ford has promised to come clean on his plan to cut more than $6 billion from the services people count on with a fully-costed platform. … Now, with the election just a few days away, he still hasn’t.’

A News Release from Ontario’s New Democratic Party

Posted June 2nd, 2018 on Niagara At Large

PC Party Leader Doug Ford with April Jeffs, the Wainfleet mayor and NPCA board member who is running as the PC Party candidate in the Niagara Centre (Welland) Riding how held by retiring NDP MPP Cindy Forster, with NDP candidate Jeff Burch now running for the seat.

On Wednesday (May 29th), Doug Ford’s Conservatives posted an un-costed excuse for a plan online – and with no platform, Ford is still hiding where his cuts will hit.

For weeks, Doug Ford has promised to come clean on his plan to cut more than $6 billion from the services people count on with a fully-costed platform.

But with eight days to go before the election, Ford’s un-costed list of things he might do doesn’t comfort those worried about hospital closures, teacher layoffs and service rollbacks.

Ontario does know, however, that his plan:

  • Leaves seniors waiting for long-term care spaces because the Conservatives don’t bother to fund their promise
  • Gives the wealthy an $1,168 tax break while middle-class and low-income families receive just $18
  • Does nothing to help students facing crushing debt, or to improve universities and colleges
  • Provides not a single dollar to build and improve hospitals and health centres
  • Cancels funding for the expansion of needed natural gas infrastructure in rural communities
  • Endorses Kathleen Wynne’s hydro scheme, which will lead to a 70 per cent hike on people’s hydro bills

Also missing from Ford’s webpage is his promise to cancel increases to the minimum wage – a promise that will rip off minimum wage workers.

Ford’s un-costed excuse for a plan does not include a fiscal framework, or a timeline for balancing the provincial budget.

 With no fiscal plan, and more than $6 billion in painful cuts promised, it’s no wonder more and more people are saying they Can’t Afford Ford.

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

 

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