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