Half-Time Fact Check

Sunday, May 27, 2018

TORONTO – It didn’t take long for Doug Ford and Andrea Horwath to spread misinformation during tonight’s Leaders Debate. Here are the highlights:


He Says: I’m for the little guy.
Fact: His tax cuts will benefit the 1%
(Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/4202540/ontario-election-doug-ford-tax-cut/)
He Says: No one would get laid off under my plan.
Fact: Several economists say his plan would lead to tens of thousands of people losing their jobs.
(Source: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-many-ontarians-will-pay-a-steep-price-if-doug-ford-keeps-his-budget/)

She Says: My platform didn’t make a $7 Billion mistake.
Fact: It did…and, she had to correct if multiple times.
(Source: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/reevely-subtracting-when-they-should-have-added-makes-ndps-financial-forecasts-wrongly-rosy)
She Says: My childcare plan is the best.
Fact: Childcare expert Dr. Gordon Cleveland says it’s “completely unrealistic.”
(Source: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/04/22/duelling-daycare-plans-pit-liberals-against-ndp-in-battle-for-parent-votes.html)

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