Horwath Breaks Pledge to Ban Pre-election Ads

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Less than two weeks after promising to ban TV ads before an election, Andrea Horwath has broken that pledge by releasing a TV ad before an election:

"I'd impose a blackout on political advertising before elections...for political parties, and for interest groups." (Andrea Horwath, August 19, 2011)

Ontarians know the answer to questions Andrea Horwath asks in the ad - The NDP will kill jobs, slash health care, and make life more expensive for Ontarians:

Horwath:        "Who is it that's going to really pay attention to the affordability of everyday life?"
Not the NDP:  The NDP voted against taking 10% off hydro bills, against the $1100/year Ontario Child Benefit, and against tax relief for 93% of Ontario families.
Horwath:        "Who is it that's going to put real jobs back in this province?"
Not the NDP:  The NDP promise a massive $9 billion tax hike on job-creators, they would cancel Ontario's clean energy programs killing thousands of jobs, and the disappointing NDP platform ignores job creating infrastructure investments.
Horwath:         "Who is it that's going to make sure that our health care system is there for us when we need it and where we need it?"
Not the NDP:  The NDP cut house calls by doctors and nurses, cut medical school spaces leading to fewer doctors, and Ontario lost 3,000 nurses under their watch.  Ontario Liberals have hired 11,500 nurses, are doubling the number of medical school graduates, and are bringing back house calls.
Horwath:        "We can take the HST off essentials"
Not the NDP:  After promising to scrap the HST altogether, Andrea Horwath waffled and is now promising to keep it on just about everything.  As for taking it off hydro bills, they won't do that until after 2015, two elections from now.

SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party

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