Doug Ford claimed: "They’re putting in a carbon tax"
Fact: By abandoning their own plans for a conservative carbon tax, Doug Ford is walking away from taking any action on climate change.
Independent economist Mike Moffatt also estimates the cuts as a result of Ford’s reckless scheme to kill carbon pricing will put as many as 40,000 public sector jobs at risk.
Adding to this disastrous plan are $1.9 billion in annual cuts from scrapping green projects such as home retrofits and there will be tens of thousands more private sector job losses.
Fact: Our plan to put a cap on the pollution businesses can release into the atmosphere guarantees emission reductions at the cheapest price possible for people and the economy.
Doug Ford claimed: That Ontario has "The highest hydro rates"
Fact: As you can see from the below chart, electricity rates in Ontario are much lower than other North American jurisdictions.
Doug Ford claimed: "We’re in a financial disaster right now"
Fact: On a per-capita basis, Ontario has the lowest program spending in the country.
(Source: Source: 2018 Budgets (FED, NB, BC), 2017 3rd Quarter Updates (ON, AB), 2017 mid-year update (SK, QC, PEI, NL), 2017 Budgets (MB))
Doug Ford claimed: "300,000 jobs have left the province"
Fact: Actually, since the recession there have been over 810,000 net new jobs created and Ontario's unemployment rate is at a 17 year low.
(Source: Statistics Canada)