Over the weekend, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown released the party’s 2018 election platform that outlined five major commitments, with an increased focus on the middle class. Titled People’s Guarantee, Brown has pledged not to run for a second term as premier in 2022, if his party fails to meet any of his five major commitments upon being elected in 2018. These commitments include cuts to income taxes, hydro rates and child care costs. They also include the largest mental health commitment in provincial history and Ontario’s first ever Trust, Integrity, and Accountability Act.
Click here to access the full party platform: People’s Guarantee.
Here are the top 10 takeaways from Ontario PC Party’s 2018 Election Platform:
- Income taxes for middle-class will be cut by 22.5 per cent within four years
- Refund of up to 75 per cent of child care expenses for low-income households
- An additional 12 per cent cut to hydro rates
- An investment of $1.9 billion over 10 years towards mental health care
- Provide 30,000 new long term beds over 10 years with 15,000 in the first 5 years.
- An investment of $5 billion towards TTC subways
- Free dental care for low-income seniors
- Cancel the Climate Change Action Plan and Cap-and-Trade
- Raise the minimum wage from $14 to $15 over four years (2018-2022)
- Introduce Ontario’s first ever Trust, Integrity and Accountability Act
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