QUEENS PARK – The Wynne Budget passed in Queens Park today in a 64 to 36 vote. The minority Liberal government with support from Andrea Horwath and the New Democrats saw their budget passed. The opposition Progressive Conservatives argued that the Liberal government is engaged in illegal activities. House Leader Sousa said that the Ontario Government is swamped in a ‘Watergate’ scandal.
“The NDP requests in the Wynne Liberals’ budget increases Ontario’s spending by $900 million this year, yet there’s nothing in it that will create jobs and get the more than 500,000 Ontarians who woke up without a job this morning back to work,” Fedeli said.
What’s worse is that despite the NDP’s public professions of shock and dismay over the Liberal gas plant scandal, which is now the subject of a formal police probe, they supported the budget anyway, added Fedeli.
“Rather than put forward a plan of their own, the NDP instead settled for table scraps thrown at them by a corrupt Liberal government for the second straight year – and in doing so, have failed to secure even one concession on Ontario Northland,” Fedeli said.
“By supporting this budget, Andrea Horwath and her caucus have proven they have neither the vision nor the courage required to ever lead this province.”
Fedeli concluded that Ontario needs a government that makes job creation and the economy it’s number one priority, and puts the province’s interests ahead of party interests.