Doug Ford is Ontario's next premier: Here's what he promised to do for the province - 2018-06-08
The Progressive Conservatives have won a majority government in Ontario. It's a stunning victory for the party led by Doug Ford, whose campaign was heavy on populist promises but light on fiscal details. The New Democrats, who had been neck and neck with the Tories in several polls before the election, will form the Official Opposition. The election has also marked a stunning collapse for the Liberals, who governed the province for the last 15 years. Ford positioned himself during the campaign as a defender of "the little guy," promising to lower taxes, cut hydro rates and eliminate the province's cap-and-trade-system. Here's everything you need to know about his platform.
On their fiscal plans: While the party has provided no overall budget — and thus no projected deficits or surpluses — the PCs have said their government would order up an audit of the province's spending and sniff out billions in "efficiencies."
On taxes: The PC platform includes income-tax cuts of 20 per cent for individuals earning between $42,960 and $85,923 and a credit that would decrease taxes for those earning minimum wage to zero. The party has also pledged to cut both corporate taxes (from 11.5 to 10.5 per cent) and the small business tax rate (from 3.5 to 3.2 per cent).