The Liberal Government has run up Ontario’s debt to a point that if it was on a credit card, that card would be cut up and the bank would be garnishing wages. Instead, in this election budget, Kathleen Wynne has chosen to get herself a new credit card to spend record amounts on it. “Enough” says Kanata-Carleton PC candidate Merrilee Fullerton who claims this approach to spending is “irresponsible” and jeopardizes Ontarians’ standard of living and ability to prosper.
“This election budget throws money at everything and forecasts another six years of deficit spending by this Government,” states Merrilee Fullerton. “Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals are irresponsible not only with your money, but your children’s and grandchildren’s money. On average, Ontario is shouldering more debt now than at any other point in its history and the Liberals answer to all of this is to spend more.”
“Enough! They are recklessly digging us all into a deeper and deeper hole.”
Fullerton is concerned for Ontario’s future. “This unchecked spending cannot continue. Despite what Kathleen Wynne wants you to believe, government programs are not free. The Liberals election promises will sooner or later need to be paid for. The Liberal’s deficit spending is jeopardizing our standard of living and ability to prosper. Their mounting debt has strapped future generations with higher taxes.”
Here are the pertinent numbers from the Liberals 2018 election budget statement.
Merrilee Fullerton points out that Ontario’s debt has almost tripled in the last 15 years with the Liberals. The Province’s debt was $110 billion when the Progressive Conservative government presented its last budget in 2003. It is projected to be $312 billion this year and $336 billion in 2019-2020.
Consider these three astonishing facts about Ontario’s debt
SOURCE (National Post, March 22, 2018):
Dr. Merrilee Fullerton is the Ontario PC candidate in the new riding of Kanata-Carleton. One of her priority concerns for residents of Kanata-Carleton is Restoring Responsible Budgets at Queen’s Park.
Dr. Merrilee Fullerton