St. Catharines, ON
Doug Ford, Leader of Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, was in St. Catharines this evening for an event, “Rally for a Better Ontario” where he delivered a campaign style speech that got the audience clapping and prepped for the coming election that could get him into Queen’s Park.
Doug Ford threw a lot of political red meat to the audience, criticizing incumbent Premier Kathleen Wynne for plunging Ontario into massive debts.
He promised to get rid of the carbon tax in order to make Ontario more competitive for businesses.
His goal is to make sure people of Ontario have access to good paying jobs.
The Ontario PC leader expressed his support for small businesses. “We do not want small businesses to go under. Eighty or eighty-five percent are employed by small businesses,” he said.
One of the issues raised during his speech is the high rate of hydro.
He condemned the high salaries and compensation packages of Ontario hydro executives noting that consumers are made to pay high rates.
He compared the large salary of the Ontario hydro executive to that of Quebec, whose salary is lower, “but doing a better job in lowering rates.”
Doug Ford has a different approach to helping anyone with low paying job and earning minimum wage. “Anyone making $30,000 or less will pay zero taxes,” he said.
On health care, he said if elected, his administration would empower the doctors to submit plans for better ways of managing the healthcare.
Ontario goes to the polls, June 7, 2018, to elect a new premier.
Story updated April 5, 18 with text, audio and video.