October 21st, 2021

More raises for Ford’s buddies

QUEEN'S PARK — NDP MPP Catherine Fife, the Official Opposition critic for Finance, released the following statement:

“The gravy train is making its way through the Ford government benches with two more big raises for Doug’s buddies.

Doug Ford gave minimum wage earners an insulting 10-cent raise. He is forcing our frontline health care heroes to accept a 1 per cent wage cap so they fall further behind the cost of inflation. But he’s giving his MPP pals big bucks, including $27,000 for MPP Paul Calandra, and now a $16,500 raise each for MPPs Donna Skelly and Jeff Yurek.

Once again, Ford is giving his buddies what they want — and we all pay for it — while giving working Ontarians the shaft.”