Ford Government fall economic statements fails to lift workers

- November 16, 2018

TORONTO, Nov, 15, 2018 /CNW/ – The Progressive Conservative’s fall economic update is a clear signal that austerity measures are coming to Ontario.

“Doug Ford’s economic plan won’t lift Ontario working families out of poverty, it will take them back to the days of Mike Harris,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “Like Harris, Doug Ford is hiding austerity measures under the guise of efficiencies.”

Today’s economic statement introduced the Low-income Families and Individuals Tax Credit which gives minimum wage workers a maximum tax benefit of $850 per year, which is far less than the scrapped $15 minimum wage increase.

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