One more day. One more day until Ontario votes. Before you sit down to cast your vote, I want you to remember these things.
Doug Ford was the only member at city hall to vote against a homeless shelter for LGBTQ youths, the most marginalized and at risk people.
Doug Ford complained about a group home for autistic people, saying *they* should be out in the country somewhere instead of ruining property values. “Put them out on 43 acres so they can run around.” He does know they‘re people and not puppies, right?
Recently he was asked what he’d do for LGBTQ homeless youth and he responded that he’d lower their taxes. Because the homeless have such high taxes to begin with.
He *still* hasn’t decided if he’s going to march in the Toronto Pride parade. I’m betting he’ll decide on “no” as soon as the polls close.
He wants to get ride of rent controls. There used to be total rent controls. If I was paying $670 a month and moved out, the next person could only be charged $670, unless there were major upgrades. Mike Harris cut that and our rents have since skyrocketed. Ford now wants to cut the rent control that allows current tenants to only be charged a certain percentage of rent a year. For example, my rent increase was $38/m this year. If Ford has his way, you could be paying $1200/m and get a notice saying you’re now paying $1400/m. Ford claims that will *help* tenants. Help them right into shelters that is. Exactly how many people on disability and old age pension can he fit into homeless shelters? A fixed income doesn’t stretch just because the rent does.
He’s trying to buy votes with a $1 a beer campaign. Really? Is your vote really worth $1. Is your health care, your child’s education, really worth a $24 two-four?
He’s also running his personal business into the ground. How do you expect him to balance the budget if he can’t keep his own business up and running.
He went out in 2013 and bought votes from people in public housing for $20. Just went in with a wad of cash and started handing out money. He claimed it was a “gift”. Do you think he’s changed in the last 5 years. Do you think his ethics have improved?
We can’t afford Doug Ford. He’ll transform Ontario into a place that best serves his rich friends and will screw over everyone else.
Please vote wisely and make your voice heard. Thank you!