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Ontario PCs plan to reduce personal income taxes

Saturday, May 17, 2014   by: Staff



“Million Jobs Plan will reduce personal income taxes once the budget is balanced. This will create 47,000 new jobs”

Today Rod Fremlin, PC Candidate for Sault Ste. Marie said the Ontario PCs will take the urgent decisive action needed on a plan to create jobs and grow the economy by balancing the budget.

Like most citizens, paying down debt is not easy, but it’s a good feeling when you do it.  

This is true whether you are talking about a credit card or a mortgage, and it is also true for the provincial debt.

“Getting to a balanced budget will be a big job. Taxpayers across the province are already doing their part. Now the government must do its part as well”, said Fremlin.

Liberal and NDP promises are irresponsible because they only lead to one thing: higher taxes. 

Kathleen Wynne’s needs more of your money to pay for bad decisions like cancelled gas plants, subsidies for multinational corporations and huge payoffs to government unions.

“As part of our Million Jobs Plan, the Ontario PCs will reduce personal income taxes after balancing the budget in 2016”, Fremlin said. “A reduction in personal income taxes will boost household spending, generate increased economic activity and encourage investment.”

Only the Ontario PCs will take the urgent decisive action needed on a plan to create jobs and grow the economy by balancing the budget.


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stakeholder 5/17/2014 9:42:16 AM Report

Exactly when and exactly how much on the dollar earned?
Exactly what will it cost me/us?
Please be as exact a possible -otherwise it is BS.
Mr. Poster 5/17/2014 9:44:27 AM Report

Every party will roll out their dream promises...only to forget them after the election.It is hard to imagine that any party can offer tax relief when Ontario is pretty much BROKE !!
CBSA 5/17/2014 9:47:42 AM Report

Exactly BULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr. Poster 5/17/2014 9:54:18 AM Report

Another point...every party, once elected,claim to find out the debt was higher than they were told so therefore they cannot honour their promises.
Frio 5/17/2014 10:01:26 AM Report

Another BS promise.. Why not just quit wasting the tax money collected on stupidity and trying to buy votes? Just provide the essential services required using less money than collected by having a realistic budget and start paying down the debt with the surplus?
honda1984 5/17/2014 10:02:28 AM Report

I sure hope everyone remembers the mike harris yrs
Mr. Poster 5/17/2014 10:08:09 AM Report

Frio...that makes too much sense...and they might have to eliminate some pretty hefty perks .Elected members are there for their PARTY first...not those that elected them. David O is a good example of that. How in good conscience could he support all that his party did wrong and never speak up. His silence proves he supported all those mistakes the liberals made. David O put his job and his party and basically said those that voted him in can go to hell.
Yogi1 5/17/2014 10:12:13 AM Report

Here come all the empty promises...

And exactly where is the extra money going to come from????

David O. has done a GREAT JOB for the Soo...!!!

He has brought all kinds of money here..

Lets keep him in..!!
damzull1 5/17/2014 10:19:09 AM Report

Moonshiner 5/17/2014 10:23:12 AM Report

They have not spoken a word about the power rates.In southwestern ont plants are closing by the dozen.Jobs#1?out of one side of Hudacs mouth...and the other side of his face says he will cut 100.000 public sector positions...that will go a long way to fixing the unemployment problem for sure!A vote for any of them is mutualy assured destruction!!!They all treat voters like 5 year olds,heres a cookie,now go outside and play nice!
stakeholder 5/17/2014 10:32:22 AM Report

I just figured this out!
My theory for the PC plan is to cut my job, thereby reducing my income and ,thereby reducing my personal income taxes.

Now corporate tax levels-how do you think the PC's will give them more?
On the worker's backs -again?!!

stakeholder 5/17/2014 10:34:31 AM Report

why is electricity generated in Ontario being sold to the Americans at a subsidized rate?
Can anyone yield some knowledge to this?
I'm In 5/17/2014 10:38:16 AM Report

What rhetoric, I've been in the workforce since the age of 18, in 1976 I started filing Fed./Pro. income taxes and the only way I got tax breaks was buy purchasing savings bonds and RRSP's. If you think Hudak will reduce the taxes you pay think again that has been the PC platform as long as I can remember, like the HUDAK Poster in Toronto says "I ENTERD POLITICS CAUSE I HAD NO TALENT" but was fed with the golden spoon.
Sam C 5/17/2014 10:44:13 AM Report


Rule #1 - get elected.
Rule # 2 - get re-elected.

habsfan 5/17/2014 10:46:06 AM Report

Ya, remember the getting rid of the GST. They figured out they couldnt do it so they blended the taxes and called it HST> All politicians think we are stupid. There should be way more independents running for office and eliminate these Parties that have been screwing us since the beginning of time.
Tito 5/17/2014 10:50:11 AM Report

We'll need this cut, if Hudak has his way we'll all be making minimum wage...
right wing 5/17/2014 10:54:11 AM Report

"honda1984 5/17/2014 10:02:28 AM Report

I sure hope everyone remembers the mike harris yrs"

Yes and more importantly why Mike Harris and the Conservatives had to take the drastic steps that they did.
The NDP and now the Liberal years...

asp 5/17/2014 11:04:46 AM Report

Election time promises are being made and if they are kept is another thing. I went to Orazetti Office for assistance with an issue and he said he couldn't help me, it was a provincial matter. Taxes being taken care of is good, but what about health care. Example the cuts in patient care at home for those that can't get out or get rides to get the care. One thing is funny is the office staff at the Community Care Assess Centre keep thier jobs. But Nurses working in the Comminuty Loose their's. So tell me what is wrong with this picture.
flp 5/17/2014 11:31:13 AM Report

The Provincial Government is broke thanks to the Liberals, who have constantly and recklessly handed out funds to anything and everything with little thought of the financial consequences.
If ones credit cards are maxed to capacity, it is time to cut out the frilly items of life, hard as it might be.
anapeg 5/17/2014 11:36:17 AM Report

Reduced taxes= reduced services and the passing on of costs. You are going to pay, one way or another you WILL pay!
Longlake 5/17/2014 11:39:27 AM Report

The Liberals need to be punished for all the waste of taxpayers money. They added billions to the deficit and put Ontario in a precarious financial position. The green Energy program is a huge waste of our money, and yet electricity bills have doubled.
As far as David O getting lots of money for Sault Ste. Marie, there is no doubt he has worked hard and funded lots of projects. But it has all been on borrowed money, which is unsustainable.
I don't agree with Mr. Hudak putting thousands out of work either. Not sure why people don't want to give the NDP a chance. There is no use dragging up memories of Harris or Rae from 20+ years ago. Let's take a chance on NDP and have a fresh start in this province.
soowat 5/17/2014 11:42:29 AM Report

A million jobs. I s he talking jobs that will pay a decent living Wage? Is he talking jobs that will be the result of turning Ontario into a right to work province? Nice if Mr Freemillion would provide some details instead of Torie marketing platitudes.

Remember! Torie times are tough times
Corollary! Unless you are one of the corporate elite
tone44 5/17/2014 11:42:30 AM Report

The conservative plat form is one of the worst I have ever seeing. How can you not vote liberal on this election!! They keep saying they want to help lower income tax and he mentions people paying off there debt. How exactly will this happen when you lay off 100000 people in ontario. And they get re-hired working part time for 15 bucks an hour. In my eyes that would mean more debt. Longer mortgages. Starvation and maybe even death from the conservatives stupid plan. The middle class are the ones he is talking about. Government wages that pay for houses, cars and groceries. Kids sports I could go on. Without this what happens to the rest. EXACTLY. Give me an answer RODDDD. Conservatives have pissed me off on this one. No effort at all.
tone44 5/17/2014 11:45:58 AM Report

The liberals needs to be punished? Maybe they do but the conservatives will punish us all into welfare in no time. I don't see NDP getting in there so to me I have no choice to vote liberal! The conservatives need a leader. Hudak is just a plan o nutcase!
Sam C 5/17/2014 12:16:16 PM Report

tone... I agree. If we "punish the Liberals" by electing the Conservatives -- or the NDP -- we will only end up punishing ourselves.
freedom1 5/17/2014 12:21:06 PM Report

No government can create any jobs unless its in the public sector. No government can tell a company to hire this many people so this is BS coming from the conservatives. They are getting rid of better paying public service jobs. You can't trust the CONservatives the liberals wasted a billion dollars time to give NDP a chance or vote independant.
right wing 5/17/2014 12:23:17 PM Report

Tone44 asked how can I not vote Liberal in this election....

* The Ontario Health Premium Tax.

* The Liberal De-listing of OHIP Covered Necessary Health Services.

* The Liberal eHealth Scandal - That cost Ontario's Working Families a Billion dollars in wasted tax dollars (and unprecedented delays in the computerization of Ontario's health records)

* The Liberal Slush Fund Scandal - Where Dalton McGuinty's Government gave $32 Million to Liberal friendly groups (in the form of Government Grants) over a 2 years span with no formal application process and no accountability for how the money would be spent. Just, "here you go, vote Liberal!"

* The Liberal Municipal Property Assessment Corp. (MPAC) Scandal - Where on the Liberal Government's watch, Ontario Families had their homes either significantly undervalued or significantly overvalued by the MPAC, resulting in either a huge loss of their home's value, or them being significantly overcharged for property taxes

* The Liberal Tire Tax - Yet another blatant lie by the Liberals where they said they would not implement a tire tax, and then went right ahead and implemented one.

* The Liberal Nanticoke Coal Power Plant Shutdown Scandal

* The Liberal Auto Insurance Scandal - Where Liberals promised to reduce Auto Insurance rates by 10% during the 2003 election, instead the exact opposite has occured - increasing Auto Insurance rates in Ontario to skyrocketing heights

* The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) - Where the Liberals imposed yet another tax, this time a massive tax that was applied on almost everything including: Home Heating Costs, Gasoline, Natural Gas, Electricity, Tobacco, Quit Smoking Aids, Newspaper/Magazine subscriptions, Fast Food (over $4), New Homes (over $400,000), Vitamins, Used Vehicles, Internet Access, Airfare, Bus fare, Taxi Fares, Haircuts, Hotels, Legal Services, Gym Memberships, Accountants, Real Estate Commissions, Lawn Care and Landscaping, Dry Cleaning, Snow Removal, Campsites, Audio Books, Home Renovations, Massage Therapy, Green fees for golf, Live Theatre, Hockey Rink fees and Hall rentals, Funeral Services, Fitness Trainer, Esthetician Services, Hunting and Fishing Licenses. This is how Ontario Liberals help Ontario's Working Families, by increasing taxes on everything they depend on to survive.

* The Smart Meters. Nothing more needs to be said about smart meters.

* The one billion and counting gas plant scandal.

* The green energy subsidy program which has contributed to skyrocketing hydro cost. Skyrocketing hydro cost continue to drive manufacturing and developing business from this province, in simple terms, JOBS!

* The erasing of computer hard drive and shredding of evidence as McGuinty ran from office.

Need I say more about why I will never vote for Liberals....
tone44 5/17/2014 12:56:50 PM Report

I will still vote liberal. i think we are worse with the conservatives. I don't think I have to point out all the conservative scandals over the years in both ontario and federal govt. Don't get me started. All the parties have there flaws. The conservatives just have a big one in Tim Hudak. The liberals can have another 10 scandals before I vote for hitler I mean hudak. Nothing against Rod. Just picked a bad guy to support.
Moonshiner 5/17/2014 1:37:02 PM Report

I would rather remove my own appendix with a Mcdonalds spoon before voting PC.
Sammy1099 5/17/2014 1:38:34 PM Report

right wing

You forgot a few.

"Ontario Liberals using debt retirement charge as slush fund"

Oh and who could forget "Ornge Scandal"

Thats just what I can recall off the top of my head. Some political math says take what you know and multiply it by about 100, thats the likely amount of scams in politics.

How many hospitals, roads and other infrastructure did all those SCAMS flush down the toilet? Not to mention, money that could have been spent intelligently to make this provinence more attractive to industry. I won't get into the debt burden we will be passing on to future generations, with nothing to show for it.

I guess it's been working for the liberals. They know who to rip-off to buy votes. We get what we deserve, a bunch of crooks and Jackasses.
soowat 5/17/2014 1:49:43 PM Report

Right Wing

If the Conservatives had a leader other than Mike Harris light, I'd probably vote Conservative. All of you reasons are obviously valid but then I look at the Hudak's campaign and think that Ms.Wynn is less of a negative. Where's Bill Davis when one needs him?
Mr. Poster 5/17/2014 2:27:30 PM Report

Is there a reason we have yet to see a pic of Mr. Fremlin? It is nice to put a face on a name.
ti-guy 5/17/2014 3:24:01 PM Report

funny that when Harris had to take drastic steps, it's ok, but when Rae took drastic steps, it wasn't....
irishfey 5/17/2014 3:27:57 PM Report

Longlake... Years back we always voted NDP, but the thing that holds them back from getting in is that folk think that they won't get enough votes so they vote for the lesser of the other evils. Most NDP folk think this way but if they would just all ban together and vote NDP, well the party just might get in. By voting for another party just so the other " evil" won't get in makes it hard for the NDP to get their share of the votes. We should just not be afraid anymore and just vote in the NDP if that's who you really want in... Hope this makes sense to you, is hard to explain it... It might take awhile to clean up the other partys mess, but in the long run it will be worth it.... Sooo if one really wants the NDP to get in, then VOTE for them and not be afraid that your vote will just get the other " evil " in!!
Moonshiner 5/17/2014 3:46:32 PM Report

Wife says theres no picture available until the candidate gets released from prison!
MYPOINT 5/17/2014 3:47:54 PM Report

is as follows ...


If I give you my vote, are YOU willing to ensure that some sort of recall method (51%+1) is put into place for all future Provincial elections after this one so that we, the voters, can fire anyone who breaks the 'contract' they make with us by lying to us by making promises they have no intention of keeping and by doing so, are in fact stealing our votes during all future election campaigns?

It is a simple question that I shall be asking every one of you if you happen to come to my door asking for my vote. I shall also be asking it at any debates that you three decide to have ( if any ) and I shall pester you about it until each of you gives me an honest answer.

I know that each of you or one of your staff involved with your campaigns are reading these comments so there is no use in any of you trying to ignore this question.

As always, your views may differ :)
right wing 5/17/2014 5:01:33 PM Report

Celia Ross (NDP)
564 Vote(s) 18.88%

David Orazietti (Lib.)
991 Vote(s) 33.17%

Rod Fremlin (PC)
1433 Vote(s) 47.96%

From SaultToday's poll.
mac headrick 5/17/2014 5:48:54 PM Report

right wing if you reverse the Soo Today poll numbers from the Conservatives to Liberals they may be right on.

Please note I am not endorsing any of the parties just predicting outcome.

Also your list of Liberal misclues listed above impressive someone had to be working overtime to accomplish that.
Moonshiner 5/17/2014 6:17:28 PM Report

IT dont matter for whom ya drum
election day they tally the sum
see whom sticks it up your bum
That is all!
Longlake 5/17/2014 10:43:00 PM Report

It's hard to fathom the flawed reasoning many posters have. Why should the Liberals be excused for wasting our money and delivering poor results? Voting for the Liberals after all the scandals and documented instances of mismanagement in the last 8 years is like excusing a thief who scammed money from your bank account. They need a "time-out" from government.
If you don't like Hudak then vote for Andrea Horvath. But please don't condone colossal waste of our hard earned money by voting the Liberals in yet again.
Twistinwrenches 5/17/2014 11:10:16 PM Report

Our province is in such bad shape from liberal incompetence. Its so sad to say this but its true. To get us back in order will take tough decisions. We have to put the money makers in a better position ie. private sector workers. We also have to eliminate some money takers ie. public sector workers.
I'm In 5/18/2014 3:24:00 AM Report

Twistinwrenches is there any public services you right now or how about in the future, you were brainwashed that all the taxes collected go to public servant go get the facts before you make a stupid comment.
I'm In 5/18/2014 3:26:55 AM Report

Pretty hard to have an economy with no one working, just ask Twistinwrenches
Twistinwrenches 5/18/2014 9:14:57 AM Report

The private sector works and makes money that the gov takes away to pay the public sector worker. There is to many public workers for the private workers to support.
Frio 5/18/2014 12:13:23 PM Report

There are private sector jobs being created and/or propped up by corporate welfare grants and loans including tax breaks from the government. Public sector workers help support the local economy with purchases of goods and services from the private sector and a great portion of their wages are recycled back to the government in all the assorted taxes collected. The only sure thing about the PC promised income tax reduction is it will be be a reality for the 100000 individuals who Hudak dumps onto the unemployment rolls while waiting for the promised magic million new jobs to appear. For the rest of the taxpayers, don't expect to see anything other than increases as the government foolishly wastes millions on a daily basis.
judoka 5/18/2014 7:33:25 PM Report

If any of you have anything associated with, a veteran, a senior mother or father, First Nations, working people, environmental, ( and the list goes on and on ), then you be smart NOT to vote for the conservatives. Take a look and see what Harper and his cronies have done to the country. Have the liberals done any better for ontario, not in my opinion. That's why I'm voting NDP.
Election promises come out each time. Do you believe them? Ha!! Remember the liberals line, no new taxes. Then the idiots get in power and say, sorry.....we didn't think the books were that bad, we have to raise taxes.......utter idiots.
MYPOINT 5/19/2014 9:24:38 AM Report



Can someone please advise as to where I can view these Sootday polls? I hear about them all the time but I have never been able to find one yet.

As always your views may differ :)
MYPOINT 5/19/2014 9:25:38 AM Report

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