Doug Ford visits Cambridge, announces small business tax cut

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 18, 2018

Ford is expected to make a campaign announcement at 11 Advanced Medical Group, as he continues a Southwestern Ontario swing that thrust another candidate who's resigned under a harsh spotlight Thursday.

"We accepted (Sandhu's) resignation", he said, while rolling out a promise to cut small business taxes by 8.7 per cent. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business recently reported that more than one-third of Ontario small businesses are thinking about shutting their doors or relocating.

Ontarians head to the polls June 7.

Ford said he backed Lawton because of his decision to apologize and his admission that he was struggling with mental health issues.

After meeting with students and staff at the college's Spark program, Wynne spoke to about 50 students and staff about the Liberal party's platform in the hopes of forming the next government after the coming provincial election. "Is the cuts that will leave more money in your pocket".

Wynne said her government has created a million new jobs working with the private sector and has the lowest unemployment rate in almost two decades. Wynne said, "both situations are disturbing" and went on to say that "there is a law in this province about attending fundraisers".

"Our growth is outpacing other provinces and the United States, but we need to keep that momentum going".

Wynne said that the last budget committed $170 million to create 15,000 more apprenticeships.

"There's a direct connection between the ability to invest in transit and the gas tax, that's a reality", she said.

Earlier in the day, Wynne held an event in Ottawa, and after visiting St. Lawrence College was to meet with supporters at the 5 Paddles Brewing Company in Whitby on Thursday evening.

Ford said he would cut gas prices by slashing the provincial gas tax by 5.7 cents a litre and scrapping the province's cap-and-trade system, which puts a price on carbon and has added 4.3 cents a litre to the price of gasoline. "They are exhausted of high fuel prices, goods and services, growth of which is no end in sight", said the leader of the progressive conservatives in Oakville. According to a press release, the tax on extraction of oil and diesel fuel in the provinces now amounts to 14.7 cents and 14.3 cents per litre, respectively. There are global forces that are forcing gas prices up.

He said, "I took immediate action and we're moving forward with a new candidate".

It's money brought to you, in part, by the provincial gas tax, Wynne says, but it's funding she attests is at risk in the upcoming election. "We all know that law".

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