Con­ser­va­tives’ Brown sounds much like Lib­er­als’ Wynne

Ottawa Citizen - - OPINION -

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

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