Budget vote shows Ontario PC priorities
QUEEN'S PARK, ON, April 6 /CNW/ - Today, Ontario PC "Leader" Tim Hudak
and his caucus showed exactly what they stand for, when they voted
against the Ontario Budget which includes funding for 90,000 additional
breast cancer screening exams. The PCs also voted against:
60,000 additional post-secondary spaces and a commitment to find a space
for every qualified student
$44 million for literacy and basic skills programs
A comprehensive children's mental health strategy
A permanent risk management program for farmers in Ontario
Continuing the upload of costs from municipal budgets, easing the load
on property taxpayers
The continuation of a wide range of tax cuts for individuals and
business', as well as tax credits for seniors and families
A $3 billion reduction in the deficit from 2010 projections
"Tim Hudak and the PCs like to talk about helping Ontario families, but
they consistently oppose every initiative we've taken to do just that,"
said Liberal MPP Bob Chiarelli. "Today's vote goes to show that no
matter what he says, Hudak's priorities just don't match up with
"As Ontario turns the corner, this budget builds on past investments and
will continue Ontario's economic growth and recession recovery,"
continued Chiarelli. "Meanwhile, Hudak is delaying his platform release
to appease his federal cousins, and won't show Ontarians his plan."
"The contrast couldn't be clearer."
SOURCE Liberal Caucus Service Bureau
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