12/12/12

What's $1.4 B? Well, it all depends who you are...

Auditor General Jim McCarter
The $1.4 billion in, mostly corporate, taxes that the Ontario Liberal government plans to walk away from (according to Auditor General), is exactly equal to the amount of money Finance Minister Dwight Duncan claims he absolutely has to save in the first year of the so called "provincial compensation framework".   That's the government policy announced in July that led to Bill 115, the attack on free collective bargaining in the broader public sector (and, to a large extent, the end of the McGuinty government).

Duncan and McGuinty practically declared the War Measures Act to get their "wage freeze" -- even though some unions started bargaining by proposing a wage freeze.

But corporate taxes? Fahgettaboudit!

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