Tory to eliminate 'health' tax

    Commits to first-stage phase out of 'health' tax for lowest income

    TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory today
discussed the first stage of his plan to phase out Dalton McGuinty's so-called
"health" tax.
    "One of my immediate priorities as Premier will be to eliminate Dalton
McGuinty's regressive tax for every single Ontarian earning between $20,000
and $30,000 a year," Tory said. "On January 1, 2008, one million hard-working
Ontarians will see their tax burden reduced - the very people who were hardest
hit by Dalton McGuinty's massive tax hike."
    Tory was in Toronto with fellow candidate Gary Crawford where he made a
stop at Sun Valley Grocery Store to demonstrate the real impact that Dalton
McGuinty's health tax has had on Ontario's families. Tory purchased $900 in
groceries to illustrate the real ways in which an average family of four can
use this money. The food was later donated to a local food bank.
    One of Tory's first priorities in office will be to phase out the tax for
all Ontarians earning between $20,000 and $30,000. This will constitute a $300
million overall tax reduction and will directly benefit over one million
Ontario taxpayers by returning up to $300 of their hard-earned money.
    "Dalton McGuinty's health tax has hurt real people and real families,"
said Tory. "Worse still, by its very design, this tax is not only the largest
tax increases in Ontario's history, it is also one of the most regressive.
Ontario's families deserve better."

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