Pre-Election Spending Spree Makes Doug Ford “The $6 BILLION MAN”

“It is going to take more than billions of dollars in cynical pre-election announcements for voters to forget the cuts Doug Ford’s Conservatives made.” – Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca

A News Release from Ontario’s Liberal Government

Posted March 30th, 2021 on Niagara At Large

In 2019, the Doug Ford Conservatives pledged to “end March madness spending”

QUEEN’S PARK – Doug Ford’s Conservatives have made well over $5.6 billion in pre-election expenses in the month of March alone according to a list compiled from government news releases by the Ontario Liberals (https://ontarioliberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/March-Madness-Backgrounder-2.pdf) .

For Ontario Premier Doug Ford and his Conservatives, this spring’s election race is already on as many of the programs they cut or ignored over the past four years are now getting buried in pre-election funding.

“Everyone knows the real Doug Ford is a cutter, not an investor. It is going to take more than billions of dollars in cynical pre-election announcements for voters to forget the cuts Doug Ford’s Conservatives made during the full four years of their government,” Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca said.

This pre-election spending spree also represents another Doug Ford broken promise.

In 2019, the Doug Ford Conservatives pledged to “end March madness spending (https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/53512/ontario-government-saves-taxpayer-dollars-through-year-end-expenditure-management-and-ending-march-madness-spending) ” in an attempt to stop government ministries from using the remainder of their budgets before the end of the fiscal year. Now, with a provincial election right around the corner, Doug Ford is spending at an unprecedented pace to try to undo the damage and hardship his pre-pandemic cuts caused Ontarians.

The over $5.6 billion in government announcements span only the month of March 2022. The total does not include other recent multi-billion announcements such as licence plate stickers, the long-term transportation announcement, and aid for battery manufacturers.

“Ontarians are tired of the Ford Conservative’s cut first, spend later approach to every problem. It is time for a government with a real plan, for a change,” Del Duca added.

Don’t kid yourselves. This guy could still win.

(A Footnote from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large – My fear, based on past experience, is that enough people will forget all of the cutting and gutting of programs, and that this pre-election spending spree will work to get Ford and his Conservatives elected this spring to a second term as a government.)

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