Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2013
NDP support for the budget means spring election unlikely
(Wellington-Halton Hills) – With Andrea Horwath’s announcement that the NDP will support the
provincial budget, it appears that Ontario will not face a spring election, says Wellington-Halton Hills
MPP Ted Arnott.
“I’m disappointed that the NDP have chosen to support a budget that dramatically increases the
provincial debt, and offers little hope to our unemployed,” Mr. Arnott said.
With this year’s budget, provincial government spending is up by $3.6 billion. The provincial debt is
projected to rise by $20 billion this year, from $253 billion to $273 billion.
And with a deficit this year of $11.7 billion, in effect, the Wynne Government is borrowing $1.3
million an hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
“It’s clear that the NDP is supporting this budget because the Government gave in to their long list of
demands,” argued Mr. Arnott. “The Liberals made a conscious decision to buy the support of the
NDP rather than make a genuine effort to confront our economic challenges.”
Mr. Arnott believes that a change in Government is needed to put Ontario back on the right track.
“At the end of the day, I don’t believe that the Liberal Government that got us into this mess is the
one to dig us out of it,” Mr. Arnott concluded. “We need a new Government that will bring a change
in direction, that is committed to getting our finances in order, and focused on creating the new jobs
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