The NDP is going to vote down the budget. The details are in an email Andrea Horwath sent out:
It is time for a change.
The Liberal budget is a mad dash to escape scandals by promising the moon and the stars.
The Liberals have wasted billions on scandals and waste, like the $1.1 billion cancellation of the gas plants.
It’s time they show some respect for people and their hard-earned money.
After ten years in power, the Liberals are desperate to promise everything they can. I’m not the kind of woman that believes those kinds of promises. I come from a simple place. Promising is good, but making good on promises is better.
This Liberal budget is not a solid plan. These are desperate moves from desperate people.
The Liberals are out of touch. This budget includes $2.5 billion in new, no-strings attached giveaways to the largest corporations. It does nothing to end the handouts to companies that ship jobs overseas.
Instead of cleaning up the mess in our electricity system and getting hydro rates under control, they want to drive up rates by selling our hydro system in a redo of the Conservatives’ privatization mistakes. The case for selling off public assets has not been made: it’s like burning the furniture to heat the house.
They have not acted on the priorities I hear about from families like jobs, hydro rates, making life more affordable, and making government more accountable.
They are unwilling to deliver on their promises. Last year they promised a Financial Accountability Officer. One year later, that office still sits empty. This budget has over 70 promises — just waiting to be broken.
Ontario New Democrats will not being voting for this budget.
It is time for a change. It is time for a government that stands up for middle class families. It is time for a government that makes sense.
Leader, Ontario NDP