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Leader tour Southern Ontario
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Jobs, taxes and the Prime Minister.

That's what the party leaders focused on as they toured southern Ontario on Thursday.

The Premier took aim at Prime Minister Stephen Harper, claiming he's ignoring Ontario's needs. Kathleen Wynne says she's the only one of the provincial leaders that will act as an advocate for residents. She maintains Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak won't talk tough to Ottawa.

Wynne points to federal cuts of transfer payments to Ontario and lack of Canadian Pension reform. She also says Ottawa isn't helping with Ring of Fire investment.

In Vaughan, Hudak continued to push his Million Jobs Plan but this time, revealed 200,000 of those jobs would be in the skilled trades.

Hudak was surrounded by workers in hard hats when he repeated calls to change apprenticeship rules to allow more of them to train at companies. He wants a one-to-one ration with full-time workers.

The Progressive Conservative leader also vowed not to raise any taxes if elected premier.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath promised a job creation tax credit for any business that hires and trains local workers.

That tax credit would cover 10 per cent of the salary of new employees, maxing out at $5,000 per person and $100,000 per business.

Horwath was in Niagara.

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Jobs, taxes and the Prime Minister.

That's what the party leaders focused on as they toured southern Ontario on Thursday.

The Premier took aim at Prime Minister Stephen Harper, claiming he's ignoring Ontario's needs. Kathleen Wynne says she's the only one of the provincial leaders that will act as an advocate for residents. She maintains Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak won't talk tough to Ottawa.

Wynne points to federal cuts of transfer payments to Ontario and lack of Canadian Pension reform. She also says Ottawa isn't helping with Ring of Fire investment.

In Vaughan, Hudak continued to push his Million Jobs Plan but this time, revealed 200,000 of those jobs would be in the skilled trades.

Hudak was surrounded by workers in hard hats when he repeated calls to change apprenticeship rules to allow more of them to train at companies. He wants a one-to-one ration with full-time workers.

The Progressive Conservative leader also vowed not to raise any taxes if elected premier.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath promised a job creation tax credit for any business that hires and trains local workers.

That tax credit would cover 10 per cent of the salary of new employees, maxing out at $5,000 per person and $100,000 per business.

Horwath was in Niagara.

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