THUNDER BAY – On the Ontario Budget the Ontario PCs are set to vote against the Liberal budget. “Ontario can do much better,” stated Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak. “You can’t spend your way to debt reduction, and you can’t tax your way to prosperity”.
“Ontario should be the leader in Canada in job creation”.
The PCs are “Shaking their heads,” said Vic Fedeli. “They have no right to be in government,” challenged Fedeli. “The NDP stand up and call them liars, but support the Liberals on votes”.
Fedeli says “It takes more for leadership than a 1-800-call Andrea line”.
The PCs state that they are prepared to support the North, and work toward real prosperity in the North. “We just see there is so much more to be done”.
Tim Hudak – Ontario can do better
Vic Fedeli commented, “The one area I was disturbed not to see in the budget was Ontario Northland”.
The government had promised that by selling off Ontario Northland, there would be savings. However the PC critic says “That there are hundreds of million dollars in liabilities in selling off Ontario Northland”.
The Ontario Deficit Peter Shurman says is now double what it was when Dalton McGuinty took office. “To achieve the balanced budget, the Liberals are saying they will flatline program spending for the last three years”.
Cliffs Natural Resources is touted as the leader for the Ring of Fire, Cliffs Natural Resources shares fell 5.75% so far this week. Many in the North are doubtful that the Ring of Fire can reach its full potential.
Hudak states, “Many young people across the north are back home with mom and dad, they thought they would be out on their own. I am worried those talented young people will leave Ontario”.
PCs say “Our Vision is better”
For Northern Ontario, Hudak touts the PC Northern Vision his party has come forward with in a launch last week in Sudbury and Thunder Bay.
Hudak says that Ontario is being run like a family that has maxed out its credit cards, and to solve the problem gets another credit card.
The PC leader, along with his finance critic and northern development critic, says that the Progressive Conservatives are set to do the needed “heavy lifting” that Ontario needs.