Ontario's NDP

Ontario's NDP

September 28, 2007 12:50 ET

McGuinty's Record on Seniors-Broken Promises and Let Downs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2007) - Dalton McGuinty wants to help seniors, especially those on low incomes, stay in their homes longer. What he doesn't get is they don't want to help him stay in Queens Park any longer.

Just look at McGuinty's record of broken promises and let downs.

- He broke his promise to build 20,000 new units of affordable housing - units seniors on fixed incomes desperately need.

- He broke his promise to ensure minimum standards of care for seniors in our long term care facilities.

- He continues to support an inconsistent and unreliable model of privatized home care that's letting seniors down.

If Dalton McGuinty really wants Ontarians to take up their shared responsibility to seniors, why does he keep ducking his own responsibility?

Only Ontario's NDP has a positive plan to keep seniors in their homes including:

- A freeze-til-sale on property tax assessments

- Uploading downloaded social services to provide relief for families paying the highest property taxes in Canada

- New investments in home care to help seniors stay in their homes

- A $450 health tax rebate for low and moderate income earners hit hardest by McGuinty's regressive health tax

The Toronto Star called Hampton's property tax plan something "every property taxpayer in the province should welcome." (August 16, 2007)

The Ottawa Citizen's Randall Denley says "full marks to Hampton for addressing a real problem in a fair way." (August 19, 2007)

John Barber in the Globe and Mail says the NDP Plan "creates bombproof stability that suits real people but horrifies the market-value purists who still rule Ontario." (September 19, 2007)

Only Howard Hampton and Ontario's NDP will stand up for a fair deal for Ontario families and Ontario seniors.

Contact Information

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