Reevely: Caroline Mulroney takes some pages from the People's Guarantee

By David Reevely, Ottawa Sun, March 7, 2018

Caroline Mulroney wants to build more nursing homes, license home-daycare operators, teach guidance counsellors about work in the trades, and help more terminally ill people get palliative care.

In a Progressive Conservative leadership campaign that’s been mostly about personalities and attitudes, devolving lately into a mudwrestle between Christine Elliott (a secret Liberal!) and Doug Ford (erratic and out of control!). Mulroney has tried to distinguish herself with some actual ideas, rolling them out like platform planks in a full election campaign.

(...)She also promises to cancel the People’s Guarantee’s carbon tax, a $2.4-billion-a-year moneymaker that would cover most of the $3.2 billion the provincial government would give up in those income-tax cuts. All the candidates promise this, competing only on how hard they’d cancel it. Whoever wins, it’s going to be a problem.

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