Hudak Breaks Tax Pledge

A vote for Hudak is a vote for higher property taxes

"The municipalities are disappointed because they've been given free money, essentially, from the provincial government," he said, noting he thinks it's unlikely Mr. McGuinty's full uploading commitment can be honoured.  "Now reality has hit, and they're not very happy."
- PC Candidate Randal Denley, September 7, 2011

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2011 /CNW/ -

NEWS

Tim Hudak's decision to rip up the Province's agreement with municipalities to take back provincial costs will result in $500 million in higher property taxes.

Increases in property taxes hit seniors and small business hardest.

Hudak's property tax increases, and his failure to even speak with the PC MPP who has failed to pay his taxes, make a mockery of Hudak's tax pledge today.

QUOTE

"A vote for Tim Hudak is a vote for higher property taxes.  It's clear that Hudak's playing a shell game to cover the $14 billion hole in his platform, and leaves property taxpayers and businesses on the hook.  Tim Hudak wants to take us backwards."

        - Brad Duguid, MPP, Scarborough-Centre

QUICK FACTS

  • On top of cancelling the uploading agreement, Hudak will also download the cost of dealing with hazardous goods by scrapping eco-fees, and he will force municipalities that own local hydro distribution companies to pick up the tab for the stranded hydro debt that the PCs created in the 1990's
  • As part of the last government, Tim Hudak downloaded over $3 billion in costs onto municipalities
  • In contrast, by the time uploading is fully complete, Ontario Liberals will have uploaded over $2.5 billion in annual costs from municipalities

 

SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party

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