1.03.25 - “End Corporate Welfare: Cancel the corrupt ‘Jobs and Prosperity’ Fund”
Despite reiterating its campaign pledge to cancel the Jobs and Prosperity Fund, the Ontario government continued to use the fund. The promise is therefore considered broken.
“Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation through a freedom of information request show that the Liberal-era Jobs and Prosperity Fund handed out $130,709,882 in 2018 after Premier Doug Ford was elected, despite his pledge to scrap what he described as a ‘corrupt’ form of ‘corporate welfare’.”
“The Jobs and Prosperity Fund (JPF) is a 10-year, $2.7 billion fund that allows the government to partner with businesses to enhance productivity, innovation and exports.”