Hudak vows to cut income tax 10%

With less than three weeks to go until Ontarians head to the polls to elect a new Premier, PC...

With less than three weeks to go until Ontarians head to the polls to elect a new Premier, PC candidate Tim Hudak made a campaign stop at a supporter's home in Woodbridge Saturday. (CHRIS DOUCETTE/Toronto Sun)

Chris Doucette, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 7:50 PM ET

VAUGHAN, Ont. — With less than three weeks until Ontarians heads to the polls, PC Leader Tim Hudak is promising to cut income taxes by 10% if elected as the province's next leader.

But he said the tax breaks won't kick in until the books are balanced.

"I believe in my heart that strong leaders have a clarity of purpose, so here's mine," Hudak said at a supporter's Woodbridge, Ont., home Saturday. "I want to increase the disposable income of all Ontarians."

"That means more jobs. That means better take-home pay. That means lower taxes," he told the small crowd gathered in a backyard on Arista Gate, one of the latest stops on his campaign trail.

Hudak said "taxes are too high" and it's "holding back economic activity" because people have less money to spend.

"We're at a crossroads," he said, adding when Ontarians cast their vote June 12, they need to decide whether they want higher taxes and increased spending — courtesy of Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne — or cutbacks that will ultimately lead to more cash in their pockets.

"We've seen what the Wynne government has done with your tax dollars, from the gas plant scandal, to Ornge, to eHealth," Hudak said.

"I want to see us heading down a path toward prosperity again.”


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