And the winners are…
The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition announced the winners of their essay contest earlier today. The contest encouraged residents to submit a short article or video explaining why lower taxes are good for Toronto.
Just over 250 people rose to challenge by submitting their works online. The entries were judged by a panel made up of the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition advisory board.
“People are really concerned about the ticking tax time bomb situation at City Hall,” said Coalition president Matthew McGuire. “These submissions echo what we’ve been saying all along; curbing spending and reducing taxes will help people living in poverty and the tightly-squeezed middle class, and it will create jobs for Torontonians.”
Most submissions touched on topics the coalition has championed, including privatizing services and the need for staff reductions. The Coalition says city councillors should take heed.
“This contest generated a lot of discussion about the benefits of lower taxes. It was nothing short of amazing,” McGuire added. “This contest shows that Torontonians want to see spending curbed in order to avoid a major tax hike.”
The contest winners are as follows:
- Anna Tsui will lunch with Doug Ford;
- Jason McNeill will lunch with Sue-Ann Levy;
- Elizabeth Millican will lunch with Michael Coren; and
- Carol Tam will lunch with Ezra Levant.
To see the winning entries, please visit http://www.torontotaxpayer.ca/Contests/Fill-In-The-Blanks
The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is a non-partisan organization founded in 2010 that advocates for lower taxes and more accountable government in Toronto.