Doug Ford wants to cut the land transfer tax, he’ll be meeting with the Toronto Real Estate Board this morning. Doug Ford slams John Tory in new radio attack ads. 1st case of Ebola in North America hits a man in Dallas. Ford adding over 1,000 jobs at Oakville Plant. Maple Leaf Square won’t be name “Ford Square” after all.
DOUG FORD WANTS TO CUT LAND TRANSFER TAX
Doug Ford’s camp says he’ll be meeting with the Toronto Real Estate Board Wednesday morning. He wants to tell them about his plans to phase out a portion of the Land Transfer Tax beginning next year. Media will not be allowed in the board room, but Ford and a representative from the TREB will take questions afterwards at 10:30a.m. “It’s quite simple, the Land Transfer Tax hurts our housing market, it hurts growing families and it hurts our seniors,” said Ford in a release Tuesday night. “Once elected Mayor, I will immediately begin phasing out a portion of the tax.”
(Header Photo: The Canadian Press/Chris Young)
DOUG FORD SLAMS JOHN TORY IN NEW RADIO ATTACK ADS
New attack ads put out by Doug Ford’s mayoral campaign focus on John Tory’s past defeats, a “three time loser” at the ballot box and discount his SmartTrack proposal, stating it’s a “shaky idea”. The ad which is set to run on Toronto radio today profiles John Tory’s political career. Bringing you past failures in 2003 to win the mayor’s chair, his 2007 loss as leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives as well as his 2009 by election loss. Listen below:
1ST CASE OF EBOLA IN NORTH AMERICA HITS DALLAS
In this day and age, it was only a matter of time before Ebola disease hit North America. A patient in a Dallas hospital is currently being treated as the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials confirmed yesterday. The unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20. He is currently isolated and under intensive care. The crew that transported him to the hospital has also been isolated. A handful of people are believed to have been in contact with the patient after he started showing symptoms. A CDC team is heading to Texas to investigate.
FORD ADDING OVER 1,000 JOBS AT OAKVILLE PLANT
Some good news for the auto sector as Ford Canada says it’s adding more than 1,000 hourly jobs at its Oakville assembly plant. The hiring is in preparation for the launch of the 2015 Ford Edge crossover utility vehicle. The new jobs will bring total employment at the plant by year-end to more than 4,000, its highest level since 2004 when Ford closed its Oakville truck plant. The new hires will start at $20 an hour, instead of $24, and will take 10 years, instead of 6, to reach the top wage of $34.
MAPLE LEAF SQUARE WON’T BE NAMED ‘FORD SQUARE’ AFTER ALL
After premature speculation about changing the name of Toronto’s Maple Leaf Square, MSLE has come out and said the name will remain. As they continue to turn Bremner Blvd. into a sports fan gathering spot, a deal in place has named the spot the “Ford Fan Zone at Maple Leaf Square”. MSLE reps want the public to know the name has nothing to do with the political family but with the car manufacturer.
(Photo: Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)