Christine Elliott on fiscal policy

I had the opportunity to chat with Ontario PC leadership candidate Christine Elliott about the fiscal policy that’s earned her a few headlines over the past two weeks. Specifically, I asked about EI and her flat tax proposal. If the other candidates want to chat about specific policies they’ve outlined recently now that membership sales have cut off, please send me an email and we’ll set something up.

Related: Tim Hudak interview, Christine Elliott interview (different one), Frank Klees interview, Randy Hillier interview

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  • Liz J

    Tough choices for Ontario leadership. Looking forward to debates.

  • east of eden

    I'm all for a flat tax if the rate is reasonable. The current system sucks. Every time I receive a raise in salary, my net barely increases because I move into a higher bracket. The reductions in our income tax sound great when presented as a total – billions and billions of reductions. At my level it may amount to about $300 per year – better than nothing, but barely. A flat tax would suit me just fine. Oddly, this was one of Garth's ideas which he stopped pushing. I was 100% behind his effort re: flat tax.

  • east of eden

    I'm all for a flat tax if the rate is reasonable. The current system sucks. Every time I receive a raise in salary, my net barely increases because I move into a higher bracket. The reductions in our income tax sound great when presented as a total – billions and billions of reductions. At my level it may amount to about $300 per year – better than nothing, but barely. A flat tax would suit me just fine. Oddly, this was one of Garth's ideas which he stopped pushing. I was 100% behind his effort re: flat tax.