Conservatives’ Brown sounds much like Liberals’ Wynne
Re: Tories promise to be all things to all people with new election platform, Nov. 28.
Seems like we’ll have three left-of-centre parties to choose from in Ontario, after the Progressive Conservatives announced their platform.
One of the central planks is an undisclosed amount of “carbon tax,” which would bring in significant enough revenue to replace that lost by lowering two middle-income tax brackets. This would have a larger effect on individuals and industries than the current cap-and-trade program considered so outrageous and hurtful to the economy by the very same party not so long ago.
Also, it seems that free spending also heavily criticized by the PCs is to be continued with “small deficits.”
Where have we heard that promise before? If Patrick Brown pulls this off, he’ll have to give much of the credit to his apparent mentor, Kathleen Wynne. Peter Haley, Ottawa