May 22, 2014
By Bob Komsic
Like in elections at the three levels of government, parties will make announcements almost daily.
On separate occasions they’ll spell out their whole platform.
That’s what Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats did today in Toronto.
The plan calls for an increase in corporate taxes but relief and help in others areas.
The NDP say they’d hike the corporate tax one full percent to 12.5 percent.
But there would also be tax cuts for companies that create jobs, up to $5,000 per employee but with ”strings attached” to ensure the strategy achieves its goals.
New Democrats also vow to implement a $1,275 family caregiver tax credit to help Zoomers live at home as long as possible.
A promise that gets the approval from the group CARP – A New Vision of Aging.
Others highlights include a freeze on university and college tuitions, interest-free student loans and removal of the provincial portion of the HST from hydro bills.