Don't Let Dalton Kill Debate!: Ontario Budget 2009

TO The Legislative Assembly of Ontario: Whereas the McGuinty Liberals are killing debate and public consultations on this year's budget; Whereas this is one of the most controversial budgets Ontario has seen in a long time; Whereas this year's budget delivered $4 billion in corporate tax cuts, hit people with a new 8 per cent Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) hike, shredded the workers' pension safety net and did little to solve Ontario's job crisis; Whereas men and women across this Ontario strongly believe that this budget will hurt them and their families; Whereas the McGuinty government is afraid to hear what Ontarians have to say about its own budget; Whereas Dalton McGuinty has chosen to railroad democracy and ram through its budget without public consultations; Whereas in opposition, Dalton McGuinty chastised the Conservative government for shutting down debate on the 2003 Conservative budget: "Ramming through bills without proper debate weakens our system of democracy." (Dalton McGuinty, Hansard, May 12, 2003); Whereas killing debate demonstrates that Dalton McGuinty is failing to be accountable for a budget that is important to Ontarians; WE, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows: To stop Dalton McGuinty from killing debate and public consultations on this year's budget and let the voices of Ontarians be heard through full public hearings.

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Andrea Horwath's Ontario New Democrats sent a clear message of outrage to the McGuinty Liberals for stifling debate and public consultations on this year’s important budget. “By not allowing a proper critique of the budget bill, McGuinty has once again failed to be accountable for a budget that will hurt Ontarians. This is unacceptable and anti-democratic.” said Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath Support the Ontario New Democrats in stopping Dalton McGuinty from killing debate and public consultations on this year's budget and let the voices of Ontarians be heard through full public hearings. http://www.ontariondp.com

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Press Release: http://ontariondp.com/node/2372 Facebook Group: Coming soon! News Coverage CTV: http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090421/budget_debate_090421/20090421/hub=TorontoNewHome Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/621905

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