Ontario's NDP

Ontario's NDP

September 07, 2007 12:13 ET

NDP TV ad exposes McGuinty record of broken promises

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2007) - Ontario's NDP today unveiled a new TV ad that reminds working families about Dalton McGuinty's miserable record of breaking promises.

"Dalton McGuinty was hoping his record wouldn't stick to him. We're inviting voters to tell him: He's wrong," NDP Provincial Secretary Diane O'Reggio said.

The ad, titled "Sticky Notes," is an issue-based ad that highlights key McGuinty failures. Those include the broken-promise health tax, children with autism being denied treatment and McGuinty giving himself a $40,000 pay raise while denying working families a fair $10 minimum wage NOW.

"Dalton McGuinty has a miserable record for keeping promises. He broke his promise to children with autism. He broke his promise to shut down coal plants. He broke his promise not to raise our taxes. Why should working families believe him this time?" O'Reggio said.

"Dalton McGuinty will promise and say anything to get people's votes."

The ad begins airing on TV stations across Ontario on Monday, September 10th. People can view the ad online on YouTube or by visiting ontariondp.com.

AD Backup - "Sticky Notes"

"When Dalton McGuinty's Liberals were elected, it didn't take them long to forget the voters who put them in office. They forgot working families. They forgot our children. They forgot students and seniors. But they remembered to give themselves a big pay increase.

"Dalton was hoping his record wouldn't stick to him. You can tell him he's wrong. Don't get mad. Get Orange. Howard Hampton and Ontario's NDP."

Sticky Note Evidence
175,000 good jobs lost The Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey
shows that with McGuinty as premier, Ontario
has lost tens of thousands of good-paying
manufacturing and forestry jobs. Some 175,000
were lost between August 2004 and June 2007.
$450 average health tax After promising not to raise taxes, Dalton
McGuinty introduced his regressive, broken-
promise health tax. For an individual earning
between $38,500 and $48,000, that meant a
tax increase of $450.
45% hydro rate hike Hydro rates were 4.3 cents a kilowatt hour in
2003 when McGuinty promised to freeze them.
In April 2007, the Ontario Energy Board set
prices for homeowners that max out at 6.2 cents
per kilowatt hour.
40,000 kids waiting People for Education reports that 36,000
for special ed elementary schools students and 4,800 high
school students are on wait lists for special ed.
Children with autism After promising to provide services to children
denied services with autism, McGuinty denied those services,
and actually gave $2.4 million in public money
to lawyers to fight parents and families in court.
36% tuition fee increase After promising to make tuition affordable,
McGuinty is allowing colleges and universities
to raise tuition by a maximum of 8% a year for
the next four years., Students entering their
first year of a college or university professional
program or graduate program in 2009-2010
(four years from now) could well face tuition fees
that are 36% higher than they are today
No standards Dalton McGuinty Liberals promised a minimum
in nursing homes standard of hands-on nursing and personal care
for seniors. He broke his promise. There are no
set standards of nursing or personal care for
seniors in long-term care facilities.
9-hour ER waits Patients requiring urgent care in hospital
emergency rooms are waiting up to 8.9 hours for
treatment according to a 2007 report by the
Canadian Institute for Health Information.
$40,000 pay hike! Right before Christmas 2006, Dalton McGuinty
held an emergency session of the Legislature to
ram through a $40,000 pay hike for himself.

Contact Information

  • Ontario's NDP
    Media Inquiries:
    Diane O'Reggio
    (416) 591-5455 x 232
    Website: www.ontariondp.com