On this date in history....

    TORONTO, Sept. 20 /CNW/ -

    September 20, 1984: Pope John Paul II says mass in Ottawa to mark the end
of his 12-day visit to Canada.

    September 20, 1989: The Patti Starr inquiry continues. Starr, an Ontario
Liberal Party fundraiser was accused of funneling $85,000 from a charity into
the campaign funds of more than 25 politicians - most of them Liberals. The
inquiry was called after one of David Peterson's top aides, Gordon Ashworth
(who now advises Dalton McGuinty), resigned after receiving favours arranged
by Patti Starr.

    September 20, 2003: Dalton McGuinty makes another promise to the people
of Ontario...

        He releases a letter to the Chief Elections Officer in which he
        states, "My party and I voted for the Taxpayer Protection Act, 1999
        and fully endorse its principles... We can deliver on our election
        commitments without establishing a new tax or giving any person or
        body a new authority to tax... (O)ur program will hold the line on
        taxes." (Ontario Liberal Party press release)

    Dalton McGuinty broke his promise not to raise taxes by creating a new
tax in his first budget - increasing taxes by up to $900 per person in the
largest single tax increase in Ontario history. He gutted the Taxpayer
Protection Act. And he gave the City of Toronto the authority to impose new
taxes. Dalton McGuinty's promise to keep from establishing a new tax or give
any person or body a new authority to tax... it's one more promise that he was
quick to make, but failed to keep.

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For further information: Mike Van Soelen, (647) 722-1760

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