One of these things is not like the others:
ONTARIO'S POLITICAL PARTIES COMPARED

(as of April 1, 2018)

 

FREEDOM
Leader:
Paul McKeever

LIBERAL
Leader: Kathleen Wynne

PC
Leader: Doug Ford

NDP
Leader: Andrea Horwath

CLIMATE CHANGE / PRICE ON CARBON

Stop pretending to fight climate change. Affordably adapt to it instead. No "price on carbon": neutralize federal carbon tax by repealing provincial gasoline/fuel taxes.

Continue pretending to fight climate change. Impose a price on carbon - i.e., "cap and trade" - to inflate prices and tax revenues.

Continue pretending to fight climate change. Doug Ford says he is opposed to a federal carbon levy, but has not ruled out imposing another type of "price on carbon" and has not closed the door to any other "climate fighting" measures.

Continue pretending to fight climate change. Impose a price on carbon - i.e., "cap and trade" - to inflate prices and tax revenues.

"GREEN" ELECTRICITY

Terminate inflated-price wind/solar/gas contracts. Introduce lower prices through competitive price system. End the ban on incandescent lightbulbs. End subsidies for electric cars/charging stations.

Continue existing inflated-price wind/solar contracts. No price competition. Favour expensive gas/wind/solar over nuclear/hydro. Maintain the ban on incandescent lightbulbs. Subsidize electric cars/charging stations.

"Look at" existing inflated-price wind/solar contracts. No price competition. Favour expensive gas/wind/solar over nuclear/hydro. Maintain the ban on incandescent lightbulbs. Ensure electric vehicle infrastructure is rolled out.

Continue existing inflated-price wind/solar contracts. No price competition. Favour expensive gas/wind/solar over nuclear/hydro. Maintain the ban on incandescent lightbulbs.

PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Independent thought facilitated. Students to be taught biology of reproduction, not "gender" theories. Tolerance, not acceptance, required. Teachers instruct students: students are not self-taught. Renewed emphasis on phonics, grammar, and mathematics procedures. Politics to be kept out of the classroom.

Independent thought discouraged. Students to be taught "gender" theories and sexual procedures. Support for multiple genders required. Teachers facilitate "experiential" self-instruction. Failed "whole language" reading emphasized. Relaxed standards for mathematics grading. Politically-charged schools/students.

Independent thought discouraged. Students still to be taught "gender" theories and sexual procedures, but in later elementary grades (e.g., gr. 7-8 instead of gr. 3). Support for multiple genders required. Teachers facilitate "experiential" self-instruction. Failed "whole language" reading emphasized. Teach "basic" math. Politically-charged schools/students.

Independent thought discouraged. Students to be taught "gender" theories and sexual procedures. Support for multiple genders required. Teachers facilitate "experiential" self-instruction. Failed "whole language" reading emphasized. Relaxed standards for mathematics grading. Politically-charged schools/students.

UNIVERSITIES: ACADAMIC FREEDOM, PUBLIC SAFETY, FREE SPEECH, FORCED SPEECH

To defend free speech: policing for university events; strictly merit-based hiring of profs; financial penalties on universities that prohibit or inhibit academic freedom or free speech; deny licensing bodies the power to force members to make statements.

No comments about the current state of affairs regarding academic freedom, free speech or forced speech. No stated concern for the safety of students subjected to intimidation by protestors at university events. No plan to deal with any of it.

No comments about the current state of affairs regarding academic freedom, free speech or forced speech. No stated concern for the safety of students subjected to intimidation by protestors at university events. No plan to deal with any of it.

No comments about the current state of affairs regarding academic freedom, free speech or forced speech. No stated concern for the safety of students subjected to intimidation by protestors at university events. No plan to deal with any of it.

DUE PROCESS

Presumption of innocence in the court of public opinion. Employees and students not to be unduly penalized when accused of wrongdoing without due process.

No presumption of innocence. Employees and students may be unduly penalized when accused of wrongdoing without due process.

No presumption of innocence. Employees and students may be unduly penalized when accused of wrongdoing without due process.

No presumption of innocence. Employees and students may be unduly penalized when accused of wrongdoing without due process.

PROVINCIAL BUDGET

Balance the budget every year, starting with first full budget year (2019-20).

Borrow $20B over the next three years to pay for new spending. Increase income tax rate in the highest bracket.

No opposition to Liberal's new spending. Opposes the Liberal tax increase, but refuses to promise not to borrow. Will not promise a balanced budget.

Liberals not spending enough. Borrow more than the Liberals ("size doesn't matter") or increase/impose new taxes if revenues do not cover expenses.

CANNABIS SALES / CONSUMPTION

Cannabis to continue to be available only from competing private stores serving those 19+ yrs of age. No burning cannabis in public places, but vaping and edibles permitted. Vapor lounges can continue operations for those aged 19+.

Cannabis to be sold only by government at government-dictated prices, with stores staffed by public sector union members. Current retailers to be charged/closed. Consumption illegal everywhere except in your own home.

Agree with the Liberals' government cannabis monopoly. Sale of cannabis needs to be tightly controlled by the government (the LCBO). No plan to repeal the Liberal consume-only-at-home law.

Expand provincial cannabis retail monopoly to more locations. No plan to repeal the Liberal consume-only-at-home law.

FUNDING POLITICAL PARTIES

Repeal the per-vote allowance that the Liberals, PCs, and NDP gave themselves. Parties to fund themselves through voluntary contributions alone. $0.00 / vote.

Give provincial tax revenues to the Liberal, PC, NDP, and Green Parties on a per-vote basis (millions more than those parties used to raise for themselves). Approx. $10 /vote.

Give provincial tax revenues to the Liberal, PC, NDP, and Green Parties on a per-vote basis (millions more than those parties used to raise for themselves). Approx. $10 /vote.

Give provincial tax revenues to the Liberal, PC, NDP, and Green Parties on a per-vote basis (millions more than those parties used to raise for themselves). Approx. $10 /vote.

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