PC Party Leader Doug Ford stopped by the Sault Friday morning as part of the final leg of his Northern Ontario tour to talk about how the Ontario PC Plan For The People will help working people find and keep good jobs and make ends meet.
“Our plan is for the workers and steel workers across the province, and the men and women right here in Sault Ste. Marie that we support,” he said. “And I want to thank the United Steelworkers for standing beside Ross (Romano). Ross is a great representative that’s fighting for the people of Sault Ste. Maire.”
As part of his plan, Ford committed that the PCs will use the Northern Ontario Heritage fund to keep the Huron Central Railway open.
When asked about what the PCs will do to help the federal government push back at the Trump administration’s tariffs, Ford said they will stand beside the federal government and their decisions.
“United we stand, we are stronger.”
He continued, saying the PC’s plan to make to make Ontario competitive regionally.
“Right now, Ontario isn’t competitive. We have the highest hydro rates in North America, the highest taxes, we have 380 thousand regulations – it’s hard for the companies to survive. We have the cap and trade, we have the carbon tax. It’s tax, tax, tax, spend, spend, spend. We’re going to make sure we lower the taxes, we’re going to get rid of the cap and trade and carbon tax, we’re going to lower hydro rates – which is a job killer, hydro rates. We’re going to make sure we’re the most competitive region in North America,” he said. “I’m going to send a firm message to people around the world, and even companies south of the border: Ontario is open for business. And they’re going to be coming by the throes; because we will be more competitive than any region in North America. Because when businesses are strong, communities thrive. Towns thrive, cities thrive. But we have to go down to root cause. Root cause is when you have high taxes, high hydro rates, endless bureaucracy, endless regulations. It just doesn’t make us competitive. We will be competitive; we will thrive once again, as the greatest area to do business in the world. Right here in Ontario”
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