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Canadian Taxpayers Federation lays out budget pitch

Full Day Kindergarten, transit funding tools, LCBO alcohol monopoly - get rid of it all.

That's just some of the pitch from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to the provincial government, which is in the midst of putting together its spring budget.

Ontario Director of the organization Candice Malcolm says their plan for the budget would save over $13 billion this year. That way, she says the province could not only balance its budget but start paying off its debt.

Ontario's debt is currently at $272 billion.

Around $2.7 billion alone could be saved if the province stops giving funding to large corporations as a way to lure them to set-up shop in Ontario, according to Malcolm.

The minority Liberals are in the process of hearing from hundreds of special interest groups in pre-budget consultations.

The Wynne Government is trying to fine-tune the budget to gain NDP support again, in hopes of by-passing a rumoured spring election. With the Tories already calling for change, the government will fall without NDP support.

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  1. Frankie posted on 02/03/2014 11:34 AM
    This government is morally bankrupt, fiscally incompetent, and "crooked". They will do anything to stay in power no matter how detrimental it is to Ontario. They are relying on stupid voters that keep them in power, stupid voters that can't think beyond tomorrow as to the damage this government is causing, so we can expect more of the same next time around.
    1. Mark7 posted on 02/03/2014 12:09 PM
      @Frankie The Fiberals have led to the destruction of Canada both federally and provincially since the days of Trudeau onwards.
  2. Zeke posted on 02/03/2014 12:47 PM
    The sooner we come to our senses as a province and get Tim Hudak into office, the sooner we can get our bloated and morally corrupt public sector under control. After that, we just need to figure out how to get those leeches on welfare off of our wallets.
    1. Todd posted on 02/03/2014 02:26 PM
      @Zeke Hudak has the right idea and he has my vote; the first step is making unions optional ... but its members aren't always informed on the benefits. Let's index the salaries and keep them protected and offer performance bonuses at the worker level instead of the bloated managers level. Then we will see progress.
    2. JC posted on 02/03/2014 02:56 PM
      @Zeke good luck Zeke. whenever the next election is Tim Hudak will resign the position of leader 3 days after he loses (again) before his party turfs him.
      majority of Ontario doesn't want what he's selling nor do they like him
  3. r2d2 posted on 02/03/2014 03:07 PM
    Canadian Taxpayers Federation is really just a right wing think tank.
    Once you get past their rhetoric there isn't much. Hudak has done nothing to convince Ontarians he has what it takes and looking at his far right policies on labour for sure he'll be shut out in Toronto. he's lost the labour vote before it's even started.
    And i really hope he brings Doug Ford on board whenever there is an election then the election will be about Doug and his rants then just sit back and wait for the conservative infighting to begin because he will get the ink and not the leader
    You go too far right in Ontario you will lose
    1. Richard posted on 02/03/2014 03:16 PM
      @r2d2 His anti-union policies are exactly what's going to earn him the votes of ordinary middle-class people, sick to death of being slowly taxed into poverty by the ever-increasing demands of our ever-more-bloated public sector. No more unions, no more strikes, no more tax hikes, and NO MORE LEFT-WING GOVERNMENT.
    2. Mark7 posted on 02/03/2014 11:46 PM
      @Richard Here Here! Thumbs up
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