Fleet of Brinks trucks full of cash at Queen's Park but no results for
QUEEN'S PARK, March 15 /CNW/ - Progressive Conservative Party Leader John
Tory today said instead of focusing on priorities and reducing the tax burden,
Dalton McGuinty is going on an end of year mad money spending spree. The PC
Caucus estimates the Province has at least a $3 billion windfall that could be
used to balance the books and begin to eliminate the so-called health tax.
Instead, the McGuinty Government is following its annual ritual of a
massive last minute spending splurge. "Queen's Park is going to be busy with
Brinks trucks next week as Dalton McGuinty keeps shovelling money out the door
at a record pace. There are Brinks trucks going to law firms, ad agencies and
former Hydro executives but there's nothing left for children with autism or
overcrowded hospital emergency rooms," said Tory at a Queen's Park news
"Dalton McGuinty has spent over $20 billion more but hasn't achieved any
results for Ontarians. You would think with all the money he's spent he would
have kept his key promises but everyone knows he hasn't," Tory said.
Tory, who was joined by PC Finance Critic Tim Hudak, said once again this
year the McGuinty Liberals are flush with end of year mad money coming from
the taxpayer. In Dalton McGuinty's budget last year, he took a similar
windfall and shovelled it out the door with no attention paid to results,
balancing the budget or any spending controls.
"When you ask people around Ontario if health care is better, if
education is better or if rural or Northern Ontario are better off after
Dalton McGuinty spent over $20 billion more tax dollars, the answer is a
resounding 'no'," said Tory. "Once again Dalton McGuinty has a mountain of
year-end mad money from the taxpayers and his first instinct is to spend,
spend and spend some more without a plan, without controls and without getting
any real results."
Hudak added: "Next week's budget will no doubt be full of more Dalton
McGuinty promises. Given his track record, why would anyone in Ontario believe
anything he has to say? Voters are going to be saying 'we won't get fooled
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