Tim Hudak Calls on Dalton McGuinty to Stop Sending HST Bribe Cheques to
Prisoners

TORONTO, June 14 /CNW/ -

    
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Dalton McGuinty's HST deal keeps getting worse for Ontario families, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak said today as he called on Dalton McGuinty to stop payment on the HST bribe cheques McGuinty is sending to convicted prisoners.

The revelation that convicted prisoners would receive HST bribe cheques is the latest evidence Dalton McGuinty is out-out-touch with Ontario families.

First, McGuinty shocked seniors and families by handing out $25 million dollars in so-called HST severance to tax collectors who won't miss a day of work. Then, after months of denial, he came clean and finally admitted that his HST tax grab was not revenue neutral and was going to hurt families and seniors. And then, after encouraging Ontario businesses to lower their prices once the HST takes effect, we learned that the McGuinty Government's own LCBO monopoly was actually increasing prices.

    
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"What's truly criminal is how Dalton McGuinty's HST deal keeps getting worse for Ontario families, who are already working hard enough to earn an honest living and balance their family budgets."

-- Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak

"Dalton McGuinty is out-of-touch with Ontario families. It is Ontario families and seniors, not prisoners, who will pay for the increased cost of heat and hydro at Ontario jails once his HST tax grab takes effect. He should be providing tax relief to families and not convicted prisoners."

-- Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak

    
    QUICK FACTS:
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    -   Starting July 1, the HST will increase the tax on a wide range of
        everyday goods and services, including gasoline, home heating, hydro,
        internet, hair cuts and even funerals.
    

SOURCE TIM HUDAK, LEADER, PC PARTY OF ONTARIO

For further information: For further information: Christine Bujold, 416-325-1330, christine.bujold@pc.ola.org

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TIM HUDAK, LEADER, PC PARTY OF ONTARIO

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