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Wilson: PCs Will Scrap 'Eco Taxes'

(July 13, 2010) Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson reiterated the commitment made this morning by Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak that if Dalton McGuinty won't scrap the 'eco tax' program then a Tim Hudak Progressive Conservative government will. 

"We all care about the environment, but Dalton McGuinty's so-called green policies are nothing more than a tax grab," said Wilson.  "The only 'green' he cares about is the green in your wallet."

The McGuinty Liberals implemented the new eco taxes on over 9,000 consumer products beginning on July 1, 2010 as part of their Municipal Hazardous Waste Program. Some of the newly taxed products include: sun block, smoke detectors, remote controls, toys, flashlights, propane, light bulbs, thermometers, gas ranges, cough medicine, fire extinguishers and potting soil.  The eco tax is also taxable by the McGuinty government's newly minted HST that was implemented the same day.

"From his hidden hydro tax to his so-called 'smart meter' energy tax grab, to his new secret eco-tax, it is clear that Dalton McGuinty will use environmental policies to hide his tax grabs every chance he gets," said Wilson.  "This massive new tax grab must be scrapped before another Ontario parent pays it on bath toys or sun block for their kids and before another Ontario senior pays it on laundry detergent or batteries for their TV remote."

Since coming to office in 2003, despite promises to the contrary, the McGuinty Liberals have hiked hydro taxes, sales taxes, income taxes, property taxes, electronics taxes, tire taxes, plastic bag taxes, vehicle taxes, and a countless array of hikes in government fees, from driver's licenses to an increase in the minimum price of a bottle of beer.

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