Ontarians grew accustomed over the past 15 years to a provincial government that, the day after the election was over, broke their promises.
The Liberals raised taxes, hiked auto insurance rates, ran deficits after promising not to and generally treated working stiffs as a revenue resource they stripped-mined without conscience.
The Liberals never campaigned on selling Hydro One, never said they’d whittle away local, municipal planning power over where wind and solar farms could be located, never promised to burden Ontarians with the highest electricity auto insurance and tuition fees in the country – and we had all of those at one time or another.
Let’s not forget when both the independent provincial Auditor and Financial Accountability Officer accused the Liberals of cooking the province’s books, they were attacked, dismissed and impugned.
Let’s also not forget the $312 billion in debt the Liberals buried Ontario taxpayers under, more than doubling the $139 billion in debt they inherited, a staggering and cumulative burden future generations now have to bear and repay.
And let’s not forget the NDP planned, if elected, to pile more debt, more taxes and more burden onto the backs of working Ontario families.