Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller is praising the Ontario government’s ‘A Plan for the People’ released Thursday afternoon.
The plan is part of the 2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review the province says will help people make ends meet…and get ahead while making government more efficient.
Miller says ‘A Plan for the People’ will eliminate provincial income tax for those who earn $30,000 or less meaning 1.1 million Ontarians will pay up to $850 less in income tax.
The Parry-Sound Muskoka MPP adds, “This measure will put more money in the pockets of minimum wage workers without costing jobs in our communities”.
The Review released by Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli, also notes that Ontario is now projecting a 2018-19 deficit of $14.5 billion, $500 million less than, it says, the $15 billion deficit it inherited from the previous government as reported by the Independent Financial Commission.
Miller says the plan also delivers on another promise, the promise to invest $1.9 billion in mental health and addictions services.
This, he says, along with earlier investments in long-term care beds, will help cut hospital wait times and end hallway healthcare.