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Hudak to Wynne: Define ''middle-income families''
Premier ruled out tax hikes for middle income earners to pay for transit
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Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is calling on Kathleen Wynne to lay out exactly who she believes makes up Ontario's middle class.

Last week, the Premier said tax increases for middle income earners are now off the table as options to help pay to grow transit in the province. Wynne also ruled out hiking the gas tax or HST.

But her office wouldn't reveal what it considers to be middle-income, saying only that the "plan to help middle-income Ontarians will be fully laid out in the upcoming Budget."

Hosting Newstalk 1010's The Province Sunday, Hudak pressed Wynne for answers.

"I wanna know how you define middle-income families", said Hudak. "Parts of Toronto will different from the GTA, will be different from Niagara or Ottawa."

"I hope on Monday she'll come clean and tell us exactly what her plan is".

Hudak stressed that he opposes raising taxes and in fact, wants to see tax levels come down to support job creation.

The PC leader also said it's "unfortunate" that the Premier and her "partner" NDP leader Andrea Horwath see Ontarians as revenue tools.

"These are people who are struggling to get by today."

The minority Liberal government has already announced plans to introduce pay-per-use High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes and to sell Green Bonds to help fund transit expansion.

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Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is calling on Kathleen Wynne to lay out exactly who she believes makes up Ontario's middle class.

Last week, the Premier said tax increases for middle income earners are now off the table as options to help pay to grow transit in the province. Wynne also ruled out hiking the gas tax or HST.

But her office wouldn't reveal what it considers to be middle-income, saying only that the "plan to help middle-income Ontarians will be fully laid out in the upcoming Budget."

Hosting Newstalk 1010's The Province Sunday, Hudak pressed Wynne for answers.

"I wanna know how you define middle-income families", said Hudak. "Parts of Toronto will different from the GTA, will be different from Niagara or Ottawa."

"I hope on Monday she'll come clean and tell us exactly what her plan is".

Hudak stressed that he opposes raising taxes and in fact, wants to see tax levels come down to support job creation.

The PC leader also said it's "unfortunate" that the Premier and her "partner" NDP leader Andrea Horwath see Ontarians as revenue tools.

"These are people who are struggling to get by today."

The minority Liberal government has already announced plans to introduce pay-per-use High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes and to sell Green Bonds to help fund transit expansion.

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