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Rapid Policy Update: Ontario PC Platform

Ontario PC Platform 2018

 

 

On May 30, 2018, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leader Doug Ford announced his party’s 2018 election platform, Plan for the People. Below is a high-level synopsis of the major policy initiatives most relevant to Ontario business.
 

Key Areas at a Glance

  1. Jobs and Economic Growth: Cut regulations and reduce business tax rates.
  2. Energy and Electricity: Lower electricity prices and scrap the Green Energy Act.
  3. Government Accountability: Audit government spending and plan for a balanced budget.
  4. Health Care: Invest in mental health, dental care for seniors, and beds in both hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  5. Transportation and Infrastructure: Implement substantial spending on transportation infrastructure, including subways, GO service, and highways.
  6. Housing: Preserve rent control for existing tenants and increase the supply of affordable housing in the GTA.
  7. Environment: End the cap and trade system and challenge any attempt by the federal government to impose a carbon tax.

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Vote Prosperity

In October, the OCC released Vote Prosperity, a platform for the 2018 provincial election campaign on June 7. The release of our platform nine months prior to the election was intended to ensure all parties have an opportunity to address the most important issues to business within their own platforms.

We have provided analyses of the Liberal, NDP, and Green Party platforms with comparisons to recommendations in Vote Prosperity.

With the election just a week away, we are encouraging Ontarians to send a letter to their local candidates asking them to support the Ontario Chamber Network’s Vote Prosperity platform.

 
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