NDP Lays Out Proposals For Wynne
The NDP is laying out ideas for the incoming premier before the new legislative session gets underway.
Leader Andrea Horwath says she has three intertwined proposals for Kathleen Wynne, all of which she believes are doable. Horwath wants to close corporate tax loopholes to save the treasury around $1.3 billion a year and put that money towards improving youth employment. She also wants to update social assistance, allowing recipients to keep 100 per cent of first $200 they earn instead of only half of that.
Horwath believes all parties agree that the economy and job creation is a top priority, noting the province can give companies incentives to help young people get their first jobs to start their careers.
Wynne has said she wants all three parties to try harder to work together in a minority government.
Last year, the NDP helped the Liberals pass a budget but face a few hiccups because she didn't get her budget deal with the government in writing. Horwath says it's too soon to tell if she would need something in writing for any sort of agreements during this session, but underlines she's revealing all the ideas she's bringing to Wynne publicly.