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article imageOntario NDP leader urges premier to cut corporate tax loopholes

By Andrew Moran     Jan 30, 2013 in Politics
Toronto - Ontario New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath made a list of proposals that incoming Premier Kathleen Wynne should implement in the next session at Queen's Park next month. The priorities include cutting corporate tax loopholes.
As Wynne transitions into her new post, Horwath is issuing a list of demands that the incoming premier must prioritize during the next session at the Ontario Legislature. Horwath wants to cut $1 billion worth of corporate tax loopholes, start job creation program for youth and getting individuals off of welfare, according to a press release.
“We need to help companies put young people to work, not to expense a night on the town,” said Horwath at a press conference at Queen’s Park on Wednesday. “I’m asking the incoming Premier to work with me to close some corporate tax loopholes and invest in a First Start plan to provide real incentives for employers that give young people a job.”
Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
The three steps, according to Horwath, allow Ontario to focus on health care, the provincial debt, the budget deficit and jobs.
By not cracking down on corporate tax loopholes, it will cost the Ontario Treasury $1 billion by the time the budget is balanced. Initiating a First Start incentive program will assist employers hire youth and tackle the unemployment rate for young people. Lastly, by eliminating obstacles to employment for welfare recipients will help them transition into the workforce.
“These are three realistic, achievable results that we can deliver, and that will help balance the books, and help young people find a job,” added Horwath.
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