$2 billion in tax hikes buried on page 249
of the Ontario Liberal budget say PCs
#LSN_Opinion Ford PCs Rip Wynne Liberals For $2 BILLION Tax Hike
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA - April 1, 2018 (LSN) The Ontario PC Party is drawing attention to $2 billion in tax hikes on Ontario families and businesses.
In a release, the PCs said 1.8 million Ontarians will see their personal taxes increased by $200 per year, adding up to $855 million in tax hikes in the next three years.
There will also be tax hikes against 20,000 businesses – who are paying $2,400 per year, for a three year total of about $100 million.
And finally, the PCs ripped the Wynne government for copying Justin Trudeau’s widely-hated tax hikes on small businesses, which will lead to a tax increase of a whopping $1 billion in the next three years.
Said Ontario PC Finance Critic Vic Fedeli, “The Wynne Liberals are on a re-election spending spree, and the only way they will be able to pay for it is by taking more money out of Ontario families’ pockets. If the Premier is willing to raise taxes by $2 billion just weeks before an election, just imagine what she will do if she’s re-elected.”
“Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals can’t be trusted. They will do, say, or promise anything to cling to power,” added Fedeli. “It’s time for a change in Ontario. The Ontario PC Party will respect the taxpayer, and bring relief to Ontario families and businesses.”
These tax hikes show how desperate the Ontario Liberals are to extract even more money from taxpayers, who are already being gouged by extremely high energy costs, carbon taxes, and are being saddled with huge amounts of debt from Wynne’s reckless policies.
As the release pointed out, if Wynne is hiking taxes by billions even with an election is approaching, we can only expect that even bigger tax hikes would occur if she was re-elected.
It’s another reason that the Ford agenda of lower taxes is needed now more than ever.