In a Toronto Mayoral Debate today held by the Toronto Real Estate Board at 11am, Rob Ford said that if he is elected as the next Mayor of Toronto, he vows to abolish the Land Transfer Tax as well as the Vehicle Registration Tax!!
Rob Ford, why can't you just become Mayor right now? ;)
Here's the story from the Toronto Sun: Ford attacked for HIV comments
Smitherman tried his best to discredit Rob Ford, his #1 Competitor in the Mayoral Race, by bringing up comments that Ford made a few years back when justifying why he felt that Toronto Tax Payer funds should not be wasted on AIDS related items. Smitherman, being a homosexual, took offence to Ford's comments that:
"It's very preventable," he insisted at that time. "If you're not doing needles and you're not gay, you won't get AIDS, probably. That's the bottom line -- and that's preventable."Smitherman, who is responsible for the e-Health fiasco here in Ontario, single handily costed Ontario Tax Payers $1 Billion due to his failure as a leader, his lack of Management abilities, and his and Dalton McGuinty's Corrupt nature. He gave out all kinds of positions of power to his friends, contracts to his friends' companies, and as a result, the entire project failed.
This resultant loss of at least $1 Billion at the hands of Smitherman, meant that Ontario would have to implement the HST, had to implement all kinds of new Energy related taxes, as well as cut Transit City funding in order to make up for the losses caused by e-Health. (And that's the truth!)
Smitherman seems to think that Torontonians will forget that he has costed them thousands of more dollars every year in taxes due to his bumbling as the leader of e-Health. He's lucky that he doesn't get pelted with rotten vegetables every time he makes an appearance in public.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldtownguy/272304039/sizes/o/ by OldTownGuy on flickr (modified)