"I believe we will never have a strong and prosperous Ontario without a strong and prosperous Toronto," Tory said, "Our plan recognizes the need to upload costs from the municipalities to the province. At the same time, I believe all governments must be able to look the taxpayer in the eye and assure them that every dollar is being spent as well as it can be. While I believe that there has been some work done by the City under the Mayor's leadership, I believe there is more to be done."
Tory’s speech, including his promise to eliminate the capital tax, drew frequent applause from the sold-out audience and praise from Toronto Board of Trade President and CEO Carol Wilding.
"We’re here for the business community...and we put three fundamental issues in front of (the leaders): uploading, investment in infrastructure and the need to support economic growth in this city,” she said. "Quite clearly today, from Mr. Tory we heard very specific answers to those and some financial commitments in large magnitudes to invest in public transit, which is critical for this city."
Wilding continued, "We also put those questions in front of Mr. McGuinty and while we heard some discussion, you know we didn’t hear what we’d like to hear, we were disappointed in terms of addressing those."
It's clear that John Tory and the Progressive Conservative Party are the best option for a prosperous Toronto.