On August 30, 2012, Freedom Party of Ontario released a web-only video commercial promoting its 2012 Opposition budget (which had been released in March of 2012), and the election of its 2012 by-election candidates David Driver and Erin Goodwin.
Transcript: “Health care, education, and interest on the debt consumes 100% of Ontario’s provincial tax revenues.
Justice and welfare consumes almost 83% of the money Ontario receives from the federal government.
Ontario currently borrows about 15.3 billion dollars per year to pay for everything else the Ontario government does.
Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty, and Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak say they will balance the budget by 2017-2018 without cutting health care or education, and they can’t stop making interest payment’s on Ontario’s debt.
It is also doubtful that they would promise to reduce welfare or justice.
So, what would they have to cut to balance the budget?
If the Liberals and conservatives will not cut health care, education, welfare, or justice, they would have to cut the budgets of all other government ministries by 80%. Or they would have to entirely shut down and eliminate 16 of those 20 ministries.
But we all know they have no intention of shutting down 80% of the government’s remaining ministries.
No folks, the fact is that, when it comes to balancing the budget, neither Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals nor Tim Hudak’s conservatives have any plan at all.
The Freedom Party does have a plan. Freedom Party’s 2012 Opposition Budget explains how Ontario can balance the budget while signifcantly lowering taxes and improving health care in the province. Get it now, at freedomparty.on.ca/budget.
And, if you live in the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo or Vaughan, vote for your Freedom Party candidate on September 6. David Driver in Kitchener-Waterloo, and Erin Goodwin in Vaughan.”
Produced by: Paul McKeever
Featuring: The voice of Paul McKeever (leader, Freedom Party of Ontario), David Driver (FPO candidate in Kitchener-Waterloo), and Erin Goodwin (FPO candidate in Vaughan)
Released: August 30, 2012
Duration: 1 minute, 43 seconds
Color/BW: Full colour