LOST JOBS AND HIGHER TAXES - AN NDP LEGACY

Published on May 16, 2018

Ontario voters are looking for change after 15 years of Liberal governments. Since taking office Liberal policies have cost our province more than 300,000 manufacturing jobs, and our debt has more than doubled.

When Ontario voters look to hit the reset button, they need to think about what kind of change they’re going to get. The NDP’s track record of governing Ontario is, if anything, worse than what the Liberals have done.

As recorded by StatsCan, from the time Bob Rae and the NDP took office to the time they left, Ontario lost 125,000 full-time jobs and saw its unemployment rate increased by 28 per cent.

Other reminders of the NDP’s impact on Ontario:

When Mr. Rae finished, Ontario had the highest marginal personal income tax rate (for incomes of $67,000 and higher) in North America.” (Globe and Mail, September 13, 2006)

“By the time he left office (after one term), unhappy middle-class Ontarians were paying the highest personal tax rates in North America.” (Edmonton Sun, October 29, 2006)

“When (Rae) was the NDP premier of their province…racking up record deficits, more than doubling the provincial debt in five years, with 1.2 million on welfare and 100,000 jobs leaving the Canadian industrial heartland.” (Montreal Gazette, November 1, 2006)

“Under Rae, Ontario - which saw welfare rolls explode to the highest per capita in Canada - personal income taxes were hiked by seven percentage points, giving Ontario the highest marginal personal income tax rate in North America.” (Windsor Star, November 4, 2006)