Ford Claimed: “A new day will dawn in Ontario - one of prosperity and growth”
Fact: 820,000 net new jobs have been created in Ontario since the recession, and over 400,000 under Premier Wynne. Ontario led the G7 in economic growth for the past 3 years, and the unemployment rate is at a 17 year low.
(Source: Statscan, https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/fallstatement/2017/ch3b.html#t3-1)
Ford Claimed: “You look at hydro rates and they can't compete when they have the highest rates in North America”
Fact: As you can see from the below chart, electricity rates in Ontario are much lower than other North American jurisdictions.
Ford Claimed: “We're going to turn this province around and put money back into your pocket instead of the government's pocket”
Fact: The independent Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says a $15 minimum wage would mean an extra $1,950 a year before taxes – approximately $1,500 more than they’d get under Ford’s plan.
He Claimed: “We will go line item by item in every ministry and drive efficiencies”
Fact: We already know that Conservative Leader Doug Ford will making billions of dollars worth of cuts, rising to $10 billion a year. Independent economist Jim Stanford reported that his plan would lead to 75,000 job losses – at a minimum.