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Hudak slams auto sector "ransom money"
PC leader doesn't want the province giving cash to car companies
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He calls it ransom money.

Tory leader Tim Hudak wants the Liberal government to stop giving money to the auto sector, pointing to $800 million still owed to the province by Chrysler from the recent bailout during the recession.

Last week, the company's CEO claimed to need $700,000 dollars - which Hudak calls blackmail.

Hudak says the province should use the money to lower taxes for everyone. He says that way, companies will be able to create job - pointing to his job creation plan.

However, Premier Kathleen Wynne calls the comments irresponsible and naive to think the province wouldn't work with the auto-sector in times of need like in 2009.

Wynne says Hudak's vision of Ontario doesn't seem to include the auto sector.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath says if the province does give money to an industry, there should be a clause in the contract that would secure jobs for years to come in Ontario.

She says there have just been too many times when a manufacturer gets funding from the province and then leaves town, laying off employees.

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3 0

He calls it ransom money.

Tory leader Tim Hudak wants the Liberal government to stop giving money to the auto sector, pointing to $800 million still owed to the province by Chrysler from the recent bailout during the recession.

Last week, the company's CEO claimed to need $700,000 dollars - which Hudak calls blackmail.

Hudak says the province should use the money to lower taxes for everyone. He says that way, companies will be able to create job - pointing to his job creation plan.

However, Premier Kathleen Wynne calls the comments irresponsible and naive to think the province wouldn't work with the auto-sector in times of need like in 2009.

Wynne says Hudak's vision of Ontario doesn't seem to include the auto sector.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath says if the province does give money to an industry, there should be a clause in the contract that would secure jobs for years to come in Ontario.

She says there have just been too many times when a manufacturer gets funding from the province and then leaves town, laying off employees.

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