The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario is ready to roll for the June provincial election.
The party unveiled its platform Saturday.
Local conservative MPP Todd Smith says there are lots of good ideas in the platform but one of the biggest is a planned 22% cut to provincial income taxes.
The money to pay for tax cuts would come from dropping the Wynne government’s carbon cap and trade system which involves working with Quebec and California and switching to a carbon tax, similar to the federal government program.
Another idea the PCs hope will be a vote-getter is a 12% reduction on hydro bills. Smith explains one of the ways bills could be reduced.
Meanwhile, the conservatives say the $1.9 billion investment in mental health services would be the biggest ever by any province and very much needed.
He also says a PC government will ease the costs of childcare for working parents.
The Liberals say the Tory plan is better suited for the “fiction section of Chapters,” while the New Democrats are calling it a disappointing “tweak” of Liberal programs.