Hudak to make Big Announcement About Jobs

Tim Hudak wants to create one million jobs over eight years.

Tim Hudak has a plan.  The Progressive Conservative leader says he wants to create one million jobs over eight years.  According to the Toronto Star Hudak’s road map to more jobs includes a five-point plan.

  1. Reduce debt and taxes to encourage employers to hire and to signal to Ontarians they will keep more of their money.
  2. Encourage more young people to train for skilled trades such as electrician, plumber, machinist, and millwright and so on.
  3. Increase trade with other provinces, including Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, through new interprovincial free trade agreements.
  4. Make better use of federal immigration programs that match immigrants to jobs.
  5. Reduce regulatory red tape by one-third over three years.



Tim Hudak’s plan comes after Statistics Canada released job numbers last week showing that Ontario lost 39,000 jobs in the month of December.

According to the Star Exclusive the Tories are set to introduce the bill dubbed “Million Jobs Act” when the legislature resumes sitting on February 18th

Tim Hudak will unveil more details at a news conference set for Monday morning. 

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  1. Same Old ... Same Old posted on 01/13/2014 06:04 AM
    This so-called 5-point plan is almost identical to the lies from the Harper campaigns to date.

    And it's obvious to even the most convinced conservative that this type of thinking does not work. Otherwise we would not have our quickly shrinking dollar, our massive trade deficits, our severe unemployment, our rising interest rates, and the largest national debt in our history.

    It is no surprise, though, that Mr. Hudak hasn't come up with anything worthwhile on his own.

    He continues to prove his inability as a leader.
    1. Frankie posted on 01/13/2014 10:11 AM
      @Same Old ... Same Old You may be correct however we're not sure if he would be a good leader or not. What we know with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY is the Liberabls are incompetent, "crooked", deceitful liars. We also know the NDP philosophy is one that directs us to the fiscal cliff.

      Given that 2 parties are KNOWN to be a disaster, perhaps it's time to try the one party that's an unknown.
    2. Angry Bill posted on 01/13/2014 10:57 AM
      @Same Old ... Same Old The "quickly shrinking dollar" isn't due to the Canadian dollar losing value, but it's due to the a resurgence of the US dollar. Their economy is getting stronger, and therefore so is their dollar. It only looks like our dollar is losing value, by comparison.

      However, Harper has put all of Canada's economic eggs into one basket.. He's hinging everything on the petroleum industry. If it works, he'll be seen as a genius, if it fails, he'll be seen as short-sighted. A negative effect of his strategy is, Ontario will lose jobs. Ontario has been losing jobs because of it. Alberta, however, is doing great. But only for now. Alberta has had their oil bubble burst before, more than once. This time will be no different.

      And at the end of that, Ontario will still be out those jobs. They'll be slow coming back. I picture Ontario's government becoming like that of France.. You want to see a 75% tax rate? You want to see a socialist government just hire the unemployed to work for the government? Do you even see the problem inherent in that strategy? Do you want to see every job-creating big business just decide it's better for them to leave Ontario? That's the road we're heading down.
    3. AC posted on 01/13/2014 12:45 PM
      @Same Old ... Same Old my favourite out of the five point plan is encourage employers to hire.
      Please Mr. Employer hire some people.
      Tim don't do it! Any time Tim starts talking about immigrants you know what that will lead to. yup! "foreign workers" ok your kind of people you drive cabs and your kind where you come from you're good at running cleaners and variety stores.
      3 days after the election when ever it's held. Tim resigns before his party turfs him and the party starts the search for a new leader.
      that's what will happen.
  2. Only Common Sense posted on 01/13/2014 06:21 AM
    With only a few months remaining until a likely provincial election, this "plan" looks more like desperation on Hudak's part, in an effort to improve his poor 3rd place status as a party leader in Ontario.

    It isn't true, of course, because we know that all Mr. Hudak really has in his plan is only one plank - ""Right-To-Work" (LESS).
    1. RandyW posted on 01/13/2014 09:07 PM
      @Only Common Sense First of all you IDIOT! The PC's are in 2nd place the NDP are in 3rd and hold the balance of power. Sec ond of all you have to look at the US States that have past right to work laws and how their economy is doing! This all started with Wisconsin and I heard first hand that it would never work and drive down the wages! Well guess what buddy, all that fear mongering was coming from the Public Sector Unions!!!!! For Christ's sakes man, get your head out of your ass and look at the real world! The only conclusion I can think of, for your rant is that you work in the public sector and therefore want to continue to have power over us the tax payers, by controlling the government. Must be nice to have the right to vote for your employer EH!!!!!!!
    2. Only Common Sense posted on 01/14/2014 06:11 AM
      @RandyW You can't read ... and I'm the idiot ??

      "an effort to improve his poor 3rd place status as a party leader in Ontario." Every poll indicates that the provincial electorate prefer both Wynne and Horwath to Hudak as leaders. That makes him have "3rd place status".

      Your comments regarding Wisconsin - Wisconsin has fallen from 11th in gross domestic product to 44th.

      22 of the 24 "right to work" states have seen an increase in unemployment and a fall in both GDP as well as population as workers flee to states that do not have the legislation.

      The only "rant" came from you - a too typical Con voter who votes with his feet because getting informed about things actually requires some effort.

      Troll somewhere else - my post was for thinking adults.
    3. Only Common Sense posted on 01/14/2014 06:15 AM
      @RandyW ... and, poor deluded Randy, I have worked in the PRIVATE sector my whole life, and have never been in a union.

      I do, however, recognize the need for unions to protect SOME of the workers in this province and country.
  3. Peter posted on 01/13/2014 09:58 AM
    He says: "he wants to create one million jobs over 8 years"

    Anyone can say " I want to"

    The next politician can say: "I want to create 10 million jobs and give everyone a new car"

    .Never assume the politician is telling the truth if he doesn't state the plan.

    1. Karl Burgin posted on 01/13/2014 02:07 PM
      @Peter ....that's Oprah territory. EVERYONE IN ONTARIO GETS A BRAND NEW 2014 TOYOTA COROOOLLLLLAAAAA!!!!!!
    2. RandyW posted on 01/13/2014 09:12 PM
      @Peter Even if he doesn't create a million jobs, that is not the point. If he create even a 100 thousand jobs in the private sector and not public sector like the Liberals have done! I would be ok with that since it would mean more people paying taxes instead of less people paying higher and higher taxes! Remember the public sector take tax payers money and the more of them and less of us means higher taxes!!!!!
  4. Ernie posted on 01/13/2014 10:12 AM
    What Hudac didn't say is that under McGuinty the apprenticship system in Ontario was changed to require a ratio of 1 journeyman to oversee each apprentice. This was done as a protectionist move by the unions who wanted to see more journeymen employed. So if Hudac wants to have more apprentices, somehow he will need to convince companies to hire more journeymen as well unless he undoes the mess that McGuinty made in the first place.

    Anything else but an UNDO wont work.
    1. Mark7 posted on 01/13/2014 12:39 PM
      @Ernie As always, all blame goes to the Fiberals. It is too obvious they are the cause of Canada's woes from the time Trudeau took power onward.
  5. Joao posted on 01/13/2014 01:08 PM
    let me translate a couple of them into common English.
    reduce debt and taxes to encourage employers to hire actually means
    reduce corporate taxes (even more) to help his corporate friends while our taxes go up.
    reduce red tape actually means claw back regulations for corporations so they have less to be accountable for to the citizens.
    same old! conservatives look out for the interests of their corporate friends at the expense of the lower class citizens
    1. Frankie posted on 01/13/2014 01:42 PM
      @Joao You seem to be in the wrong country my friend. Socialism has been the downfall of many countries.

      Simple economics lesson. Everything boils down to money. A company needs to make a profit to survive. Taxes are a part of costs just like capital investment, labour, parts, and services. Taxes are the only cost that are not an investment, merely a drain on profit.

      Very often red tape ends up becoming a bureaucratic nightmare as it's developed by people devoid of the real world and ends up being a make work project.

      The more money available for everything but taxes the more money is available to grow a business.

      Socialists always have this idea that business is the enemy. If you want everyone working for the government then that attitude would be okay, however we've seen how well those countries have fared.

      If you work for a company you want it to do well so your job remains secure. If you're an employer and rely on employees for your success in the marketplace you want them to be happy.

      Taxes are essential however and unfettered capitalism can also have its problems.
  6. matt posted on 01/13/2014 05:31 PM
    i was hoping that this troughers bug news was he and his conservative union trougher have been stricken by an ethical/moral and competance plague and are going to get out of hardworking, honest peoples pockets!!! what does he do and makes 180-190 thousand/yearly??? he wants people to get into trades??? to work where??? has little mental midget "whodat" not realized everything/manufacturing has left the building?. what a moron!! well john tory or hudak is lying or both. one says theres so much work out there and the other say job losses and more work creation. so whos the liar??? dispicable! what do the ontario conservative union troughers do for the salary they receive??? 4 years, from election to election get paid to be what???
  7. dama posted on 01/14/2014 04:07 PM
    this plan is no plan at all..

    why worry about 8 years down the road when you want something NOW
    that will convince voters to vote for you,

    Come out and say with conviction:

    I will turf the Emission testing
    I will reduce insurance rate
    I will reduce hydro rate
    and I will resign if these promises were not kept...

    now you know why Tim Hudak is not a good leader, I wonder what his handlers are doing behind the scene?

    Maybe John Tory should go and be Tim's background advisor instead of contemplating for the mayor's job, since he knows so much about PC's policies.. ..
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