Video Queen's Park - Ontario PC Health Critic, Jeff Yurek was in the Legislature today
questioning the Premier and her government's decision to not stand up for small
"After hearing from small business owners around the province it's clear the Liberals'
tax hikes will hurt them and our economy overall. Despite hearing from Premier Brian
Pallister, Premier Stephen McNeil and BC's Minister of Finance Carole James, all
expressing their concerns that these changes will hurt their communities, Ontarians
have yet to hear a word from the Premier or this government.
As the Premier knows, over a decade ago the Government of Ontario allowed physicians
to incorporate in lieu of fee increases. Today 70% of physicians in Ontario have
done just that and incorporated and operate as small businesses in our province.
Will the Premier stand with her provincial counterparts in Manitoba, Nova Scotia
and British Columbia? Will she help stop these Liberal tax hikes and stand up for
small business owners?"
"If implemented, not only will these ill thought out Liberals changes impact our
province's economy, it will make things more difficult for healthcare professionals
in Ontario and those waiting 186 days for a hip replacement or the 845,000 still
without a family doctor.
I worry for my constituents who are at risk of being forced to travel even further
to get the healthcare they need.
Will the Premier stand with the Ontario PC Party and stand up for small businesses
and commit to calling the Prime Minister today to advocate for the people of Ontario?
Will the Premier help stop these Liberal tax hikes?"