Liberals Promote Strongest Team, Strongest Plan, Strongest Leader —
Backed By Results
TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Premier Dalton McGuinty kicked off the
provincial election campaign today — telling enthusiastic supporters
that the Ontario Liberal Plan for a stronger Ontario is working and
keeping the province on track and moving forward.
"What we have achieved together is nothing short of amazing. Our health
care system is back on track. We have the shortest surgical wait times
in Canada. We started North America's first full-day kindergarten. Our
schools are the best in the English-speaking world. And this year we
created more jobs than the rest of Canada combined," said McGuinty.
Key elements of the platform include:
Building the best-educated workforce in the world by creating a tuition
grant that takes 30% off the average undergraduate tuition in Ontario,
keeping the cost of postsecondary education affordable for lower- and
Continuing to raise student achievement in our schools — already ranked
the best in the English-speaking world
Helping seniors stay healthy at home — by introducing a Healthy Home
Renovation Tax credit and returning house calls for the frail and
Delivering 50,000 clean-energy jobs for Ontario families.
The Ontario Liberal Plan has already delivered 20,000 of those new
clean-energy jobs, and Ontario is on track to become the North American
leader in clean energy. These jobs are at risk because both the PCs and
NDP have pledged to cancel clean-energy programs.
"These are uncertain times in the global economy, and Ontario families
want to move forward with certainty into a better future. They want a
stronger Ontario with a stronger economy to support our schools,
hospitals and quality of life," said McGuinty. "Our platform provides
that way forward. Together."
The Hudak PCs have a $14 billion hole in their platform — that means
deep cuts that will put our economy, education and health care at
risk. The Horwath NDP would introduce a crushing $9 billion in
job-killing taxes. Both would take Ontario off track at the worst
"With unrest in the global economy, Ontario families need experience and
a steady hand in uncertain times," said Ontario Liberal Campaign Chair
Greg Sorbara. "That's the kind of strong, certain leadership only
Dalton McGuinty can provide — backed by his plan for a high-skills,
high-wage economy. There's only one way to go — forward, together with
the Ontario Liberals."
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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