Since before the budget was passed the Ontario PC caucus has been focused on tackling the provinces ballooning debt crisis and proposing ways to get Ontarians back to work. I liked how Tim Hudak strikes an optimistic tone at the end of his speech on Tuesday. Anyone interested in the direction of the provincial Conservatives should watch this .
So tonight, my message to you is this: There’s a real belief out there that Ontario can come back – if only we could burst through the deadening inertia that today hangs over Queen’s Park like a fog.
By taking a new path.
I see that Ontario out there, through the mist. An Ontario of unbounded promise and confidence. Where success is a badge of honour, not a dirty word. Where hard work and innovation are rewarded, not regulated, taxed and punished by a government that looks to business planners – not central planners. One that treats energy policy as an economic fundamental – not a plaything for social engineers.
A government that works for its citizens. Not the other way around.
And where a free and prosperous people are urged not to lower their sights, but to aim for new heights.
This is the Ontario that was meant to be.
I say to you that it’s not just within our reach.
It’s on its way.