Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Ford floats possibility of $2 gas under his opponents

Ford floats possibility of $2 gas under his opponents

Ford lashed out at the Liberals and NDP stating that under them gas prices would only increase.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath would keep the carbon pricing program in place if elected, but said an NDP government would regulate gas prices. "It'd be an absolute financial disaster". Fed up with being gouged at the gas pumps.

PC leader Doug Ford has said he will scrap the extra $1 per hour increase in favour of a 0 per cent income tax on minimum wage earners, which his party estimates as a $500-million cost to the province. And Doug Ford and the Conservatives have promised to cut more than $6 billion across the board, and privatize as many services as they can.

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When asked whether he supports such programs, Ford said he will resort to the following means to promote business in Ontario - the fight against excessive bureaucracy, the reduction of tariffs for the electric power and attempts to eliminate the tax on emissions set by the Federal government. If oil stays steady, that per tonne fee would have to jump to about $220-$250 to jolt gasoline prices to $2 a litre, he said.

The liberals said that Ford later posed for reporters at the company October in Smithville, Ontario, has received Federal funding for expansion. McTeague said he's heard that there is pressure to go to $100, $200 or even $300 a tonne.

Brampton and all of Ontario had a look at how devastating the overcrowding at Brampton Civic hospital is when Horwath reveladed that in just one year, 4,352 patients had been treated in hallways at the hospital.

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