Decoding John Tory Code Words



    Reality Check on the Conservative Platform

    TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ -

    
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               What He Says                         What He Means
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    "I am not planning to make an         ...but I'll release a platform
    extensive list of promises."          with 244 promises.
    (September 28, 2005)
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    "In these pages, you'll find          ...but not any costing.
    some of my party's ideas..."
    (A message from John Tory)
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    "John Tory's plan calls for an        That's $500 million for
    $800 million increase in funding      53,000 private school students and
    for public education over 2006/07."   only $300 million for 2 million
    (Pg. 7)                               public school students.
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    "...we need to start today not by     I'm going to pretend I had nothing
    pointing fingers..." (Pg. 17)         to do with the Harris/Eves era.
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    "We can lower your taxes, invest      Just like the Harris/Eves legacy of
    more in health care and help          cuts - and a hidden $5.6 billion
    stimulate economic growth and job     deficit.
    creation..." (Pg. 23)
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    "John Tory will tackle all aspects    I'll keep coal plants open
    of the environmental challenge...     indefinitely. (Pg. 49)
    air pollution and greenhouse
    gases." (Pg. 44)
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    "A John Tory government would open    For-profit corporations will decide
    the door to innovative partnerships   who gets health care and how.
    (in health care)." (Pg. 4)
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    "Protect Ontario's clean water        ...but we voted against the Clean
    supply." (Pg. 46)                     Water Act implementing the
                                          recommendations of the Walkerton
                                          inquiry.
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