Ontarians know good government isn’t free. But they expect their government to use public dollars to ensure that they are getting the basics right: a health care system that keeps people healthy, an education system that helps everyone succeed, and a social safety net that helps people when they need it. Big, profitable corporations and those at the top will contribute their fair share.
Regressive taxes and user-pay fees hurt low- and middle-income families the hardest, while lightening the load on those who can most afford to pay. We must raise revenues through fair and progressive taxation and end unfair flat fees and service charges that hit working people hard.