Retaining Our Youth and Residents of SD&SG – All Candidates Debate Continues – Question 3! HD VIDEO – August 5, 2011

Retaining Our Youth and Residents of SD&SG – All Candidates Debate Continues – Question 3! HD VIDEO – August 5, 2011

 Cornwall ON –  We continue with our All Candidates debate for the upcoming Ontario Provincial elections in October to succeed retiring MPP Jim Brownell .   Remember you can click to HD and watch full screen for your full enjoyment of this segment of the debates and all of our videos!

In this installment the question asked is:

Many small towns and cities are aging with young people moving away to go to school or get more access to jobs.  In this riding this is an issue.  What would you as MPP do to help combat that?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ix8Bu68IIs

To hear the candidates opening statements click HERE.

What would you and your party do to help Small Business in SD&SG?

What would be the most effective way to create jobs and/or stimulate the economy? 

Stay tuned for the four remaining questions and closing statements from Mark A MacDonald, Jim McDonell, and Elaine MacDonald as they vie for your vote to replace Jim Brownell in the October Provincial election!

 

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billiam
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Should the folks of SD&SG wish to discuss the debate further with NDP members, the SD&SG NDP riding association is holding a Celebration and Thank-you Barbecue on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Lamoureux Park. The event is open to the public at no charge. Provincial NDP candidate Elaine MacDonald will be there as well as former candidates and the SD&SG NDP membership.

Mike Bedard
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Hi Everyone, I am an out and out conservative but and in the last debate (video) I watched here on the Cornwall Free News; I stated Elaine won the debate because her answer made sense! Mark and Jim were close seconds. Here are my thoughts about this topic “how would combat the loss of our youth to larger markets cities?”: Elaine: Raise Minimum Wage ” Ask Star Tek, Satisfied Brakes and Olymel if raising the minimum wage would have kept jobs here in Corwnall?” of course it wouldn’t! Also, how would raising the minimum wage accross the province give Cornwall… Read more »
PJ Robertson
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Thoughtful and fair comments, Mike. Improved only by spellcheck—e.g. amenities—and grammarcheck: e.g. either ‘display bias’ or ‘be biased’.

Mike Bedard
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True, but this site doesn’t have spellcheck and I usually write so much in a day that I stop double checking when I get tired!………Sorry, but I will take it as a compliment if the only critism you have is my spelling! Thank God, I stuck to accounting!

Stephane
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The corporate tax rate here in Canada is an absolute joke compared to the US. Companies here in Canada are paying 16.5% this year, and effective January 1st 2012 will be paying 15%. In Ontario, corporations are currently paying 11.5% now and effective July 1st 2012 will be paying 11%, whereas in the United States the federal corporate tax rate is 39% with varying state corporate tax rates. This means that theoretically, even if we were to raise corporate taxes by 10% (either federally or provincally) it would still be profitable for Canadian, American and other foreign companies to establish… Read more »
Stephane
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correction: I had quoted the US federal corporate tax rate at 39% however in reality it is 35%

Reg
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Having lived in the US, I can tell you that the urban myth that you pay less taxes in the US is just that, a myth. They just call some taxes fees. Here most municipal services are included in property taxes but in many communities in the US you have to pay for things garbage removal and the privilege of living in the county and another fee for living in a school district. Not only that but many municipalities levee a personal income tax on top of state and federal taxes. And then there is the medical costs……

Mike Bedard
Guest
Hi Stephane, I don’t think it would be wise to raise corporate taxes by 10% nor would it hold contribut to the retention and attraction of any corporation. If anything the raise would close more businesses than it would open! Why would I want to own a business in a Country, State, Province, etc. that takes almost half of your hard earned profits and gives them to NEW businesses (potential competitors), over paid politicians, unneeded army’s and then won’t approve funding to healthcare (medicare), education, etc. We not to stop spending on things with NO “Mulitplier Affect”! Infrastructure is needed… Read more »
Stephane
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Perhaps you didn’t see where I wrote that we could theoretically raise taxes by 10%; I am in no means supporting such a staunch tax hike…that would just be nuts!

William Jones
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I think youth leave smaller communities for adventure and opportunity, there’s nothing unusual about that. I think Cornwall is a family oriented community and a great place to raise a family. I hope as kids grow into adults they will see that and seek opportunity to return and settle down. I think a balance between taxation and community service is the best way to attract families and investor alike. Small business and services will be strong economic drivers as us baby boomers age its happening already, We also seem to be finding a niche in the distribution sector. I think… Read more »
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