Hillier Stands Up for Taxpayers

(QUEEN'S PARK) - Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, introduced a Bill today to protect Ontario taxpayers from new and higher taxes. The Bill will strengthen the Taxpayer Protection Act to ensure that all new and higher taxes are voted on by the people no matter what.

In 1999, the Harris Government introduced the Taxpayer Protection Act requiring that new taxes be put up to the public through a referendum. Using a not-withstanding clause, the McGuinty Liberal Government has been able to ignore the Act and introduce new taxes or raise existing ones.

 
“We’ve seen the Liberal Government ignore the Taxpayer Protection Act time and time again with the Health Premium, the HST, and, most recently, their budding romance with the NDP,” said Hillier. “But that doesn’t give them an excuse to ignore the spirit of a law on the books. This Bill will make sure they can't.”

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commented 2013-03-06 15:03:27 -0500 · Flag
Love the new website. Love the colour BLUE. PLEASE get rid of the “red” before Ontario is totally broke and us seniors will suffer for sure!!
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Today I tabled a new Bill to protect Ontario Taxpayers. I won't stand by as this Government increases taxes. #onpoli http://www.randyhilliermpp.com/pressrelease03052013?recruiter_id=2
Randy Hillier posted about Hillier Stands Up for Taxpayers on Randy Hillier's Facebook page 2013-03-05 16:47:59 -0500
Today I tabled a new Bill to protect Ontario Taxpayers. I won't stand by as this Government increases taxes. #onpoli

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