Hudak to unveil specifics of jobs plan

The PC leader has said it includes lowering taxes and ending corporate welfare

Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader is expected to reveal details of his plan to create one million jobs during a campaign stop Thursday, north of Toronto.
Tim Hudak says the June 12 provincial election is about one thing and one thing only: jobs, and he boasts he can create a million of them if the Conservatives form the next government.
So far he's offered few specifics on his plan, which he says also includes lowering taxes, ending corporate welfare and reducing the debt.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will be campaigning in Niagara Falls and London, Ont., today, while Liberal Premier Kathleeen Wynne will be in Ottawa and Kingston.
Horwath said yesterday she couldn't trust the governing Liberals to implement their budget plan, which is why she said New Democrats would vote against it, triggering Wynne's election call.
Wynne toured hardware technology companies in Kitchener and Brampton yesterday to tout her government's efforts to bolster post-secondary education and help businesses.
Ontario voters got a taste of political ads in the first few days of the election campaign, but they won't be running on TV, radio or in print for the next two weeks.
Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa says a blackout on political advertising came into effect after Lt. Gov. David Onley signed the writs and remains in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 20.
Essensa says a blackout at the beginning of a campaign is only imposed if there's a snap election call and is aimed at preventing the governing party from gaining an edge by having political advertising ready to go as soon as the vote is announced.
A second blackout period begins at midnight on June 10 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on election day.

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  1. Sonny posted on 05/08/2014 09:20 AM
    jobs, Jobs, JOBS, subways, Subways, SUBWAYS, yada, Yada, YADA
  2. Dean posted on 05/08/2014 09:31 AM
    Anyone who's planning on supporting the Liberals or NDP and their union-appeasing tax-tax-tax policies, please explain something to me:

    What do you honestly think is going to happen to this province when those union demands result in a business environment where nobody can turn a profit? Do you think that business owners will shrug their shoulders and continue providing jobs as their companies gradually run out of money? Or do you realize that they will leave, quickly and in droves, and leave this province as something between a large Detroit or a small Greece?
    1. Frankie posted on 05/08/2014 09:47 AM
      @Dean The people you're referring to are too stupid to think intelligently. They'll suck money from the public teat as long as they can, and expect taxes to increase as revenue decreases to compensate.

      I already have kids that have left Canada to work in more favourable environments with greater opportunities and less taxation. They've left since McGuinty came into power. That's fewer current and future taxpayers for the government to rely on.

      Congratulations to the Liberals for ruining this province.
    2. Bob posted on 05/08/2014 09:54 AM
      @Dean you have nothing to worry about! because Detroit was caused by capitalist banking greed/junk mortgages and unregulated financial systems. A financial meltdown due to lack of oversight. we're fortunate here in Canada we have good checks and balances in our banking systems. bring that together with out of control crime, inner city ghettos, no proper social programs for people, lack of health care. you have big trouble. people move out the roaches move in.
    3. Dean posted on 05/08/2014 09:58 AM
      @Bob There you go again Bob, blaming everything on capitalism. Why do I get the feeling you blame capitalism for everything from the toaster burning your breakfast to your car refusing to start?

      Do me a favour, find someone who was forced to live in the USSR or Soviet East Berlin, or Cuba, or China, or North Korea, and ask them how well socialism and communism worked out for them.

      And for the record: Detroit was a union utopia, where everything unions wanted, unions got. What happened to Detroit was the logical conclusion of that completely unsustainable environment.
    4. tanjo posted on 05/08/2014 02:01 PM
      @Dean If Tory or Eves were still running the PCs, I would not be supporting the Liberals or NDPs.

      I am not sure that I am supporting them even now, but the fact that this isn't a slam dunk is a stain on Hudak and the Conservatives.
    5. Dean posted on 05/08/2014 02:10 PM
      @tanjo The meat of the matter is that if you don't plan to vote for the Conervatives, then you are contributing directly to the harmful, wasteful policies of the Liberals and NDP.
    6. tanjo posted on 05/09/2014 03:08 PM
      @Dean The problem I have is that a wasteful Liberal or NDP government would take hundreds of dollars out of our pockets per year.

      Hudak's plans, if they don't work out the way he thinks, could take thousands of dollars out of our pockets per year.

      So yes, you are correct. However, I am still trying to decide which is better of the two alternatives. I waiting for Hudak to actually show up that he has a solid plan to attract new jobs, or if he is just going to cut, cut, cut, and hope for the best.
  3. arthur posted on 05/08/2014 09:43 AM
    i can't wait!
    It will go something like this. I have a plan the others don't. Zzzzzz......
  4. Sonny posted on 05/08/2014 10:08 AM
    Dean; since Canadian women are not having enough babies, the labour force will be filled through immigration where the largest portion desire to live in Ontario.
    1. Dean posted on 05/08/2014 11:15 AM
      @Sonny Did you even read my question? You can't have a labour force without jobs, you can't have jobs without businesses willing to operate here, and they're all going to leave after a few more years of the Liberals or the NDP bowing to CUPE's every demand and creating expensive new tax hikes, regulations, fees, and red tape.
  5. Angry Bill posted on 05/08/2014 10:27 AM
    I'm kind of looking forward to looking at the details of his plan. I'll reserve judgment until then. I still have my reservations about his one million jobs and don't think he will be able to sway my opinion, but will maintain an open mind until I can judge for myself.
  6. Brief and to the Point posted on 05/08/2014 11:07 AM
    Hudak has now changed his jobs plan to a "Million and one".

    WalMart in Niagara Falls announced they are keeping his stock boy's position open until the middle of June so he won't be completely unemployed after the election.
    1. Alex posted on 05/08/2014 05:46 PM
      @Brief and to the Point Speaking of Walmart here is an interesting story in the news today

      "My personal Wal-Mart nightmare: You won’t believe what life is like working there
      The president's visiting my store Friday. He won't see how I sleep on my son's floor and eat potato chips for lunch"
  7. tanjo posted on 05/08/2014 01:57 PM
    To me, there are two reasons why a company would relocate: either a cheap labour force, or they are getting a sweet deal from the government.

    Hudak is against any forms of government handout.

    Now, just suppose you are paying 2 people at $30K. If you reduce their salaries by 33%, you can pay 3 people at $20K and claim you have "created" a job at no additional cost to yourself.

    Just saying.
    1. Brief and to the Point posted on 05/08/2014 02:32 PM
      @tanjo You have the audacity to question Harris (oops ... I meant to say Hudak) math ?

      Shame on you for exposing the Tea Party North economic plan !
  8. Alex posted on 05/08/2014 05:42 PM
    Tell us about these million jobs instead of just throwing out the number Tim Hucak.

    Are they going to be high paying, full time, good benefit jobs or are they going to be low paying, no benefits mostly part time jobs, or are they going to be temp worker jobs that have only short term benefits?

    Bottom line is a million is nothing but an headline grabber as was Rob Fords billion dollars save claim.
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