How in heavens name could the answer to Ontario's problems be to chase the last of those that produce the jobs out of the province. Good luck Ontario NDP tax increase proposal gains traction
Posted: Apr 9, 2012 10:54 AM ET
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2012 10:53 AM ET
McGuinty wants to hear full list of NDP proposals
Ontario’s Liberal government is not ruling out adding to its budget an NDP proposal to raise taxes for Ontario's wealthiest residents.
The tax hike on Ontarians who earn more than $500,000 a year is NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s key demand for supporting the budget and avoiding another election.
“Those at the very top can pay a little bit more so everyday families can catch a break,” she said.
The Progressive Conservatives have said they will vote against the budget, leaving the NDP holding more power since the mid-1990s. If the budget motion fails, Ontario’s minority government will fall, triggering an election call less than seven months after the October election.
Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty promised not to raise taxes during last fall's election. But the NDP’s proposal could allow him to argue that instead of raising taxes, this move simply shifts tax to Ontario’s highest earners.........................http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/s ... udget.html