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Bill Walker MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound
Queen's Park

Bill Walker MPP

Media Release:

For Immediate Release
March 28, 2018

Binge-spending means tax hikes on Ontarians: Walker

QUEEN’S PARK – Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker says the Liberal budget released today includes binge-spending designed to buy votes and keep Kathleen Wynne in power at Queen’s Park.

“None of her promises have long-term thinking, which explains why she did not address in today’s budget speech mass school closures, hallway medicine and growing wait lists for health care, all problems her party created during its 15 years in power in Ontario,” he says.

“Most worryingly, massive tax hikes on some two million Ontarians and their families, as well as on businesses are hiding in her budget papers”, warns Walker.

“Combined, the tax increase will be $2 billion over the next three years. At a time when so many Ontarians are facing uncertainties, and are struggling to take care of themselves, and their loved ones because of a rising cost of living, this is just an unnecessary burden,” Walker says. “People and businesses are at the breaking point.”

A few short months ago, the Liberals were promising balanced budgets for years to come.

“The Liberals have broken this promise, and are plunging Ontario into a massive $6.7 billion deficit. They are sadly predicting billion dollar deficits for the next six years, while tripling our debt,” he says.

“At $1 billion spent every month in interest payments on debt, imagine the countless public services and programs that people will not be able to access due to continued and rising debt payments. Just think what services people could receive if we were investing this money in our communities!”

Ana Sajfert | | 416-325-6242

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