Dear Mr. McGuinty:
Thank you for your recent letter requesting a donation to the Liberal Party of Ontario.
Unfortunately, I can’t send you a donation because over the last four years my wife and I have paid $900 per year for your Ontario Health Premium, which isn’t a tax.
Also, recently I got my heating oil bill and paid more than $70 in HST on an amount that already included $200 in fuel taxes.
Over this past winter, my heating costs were about $3,500, which included $400 in HST and $1,100 in fuel taxes.
I haven’t mentioned my hydro bill that went up by $47 per month in 2010.
So you can see, Mr. McGuinty, since we’re seniors and on CPP and OAS, neither my wife nor I have funds that we can donate to the Liberal Party of Ontario and we feel the more than $4,500 we have paid you recently should be a sufficient contribution.
David Greenfield, Burlington