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Tories release election platform
Hudak has eyes to end programs put in place by the Liberals
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The Tories are taking the scissors to current government programs in their election platform.

The 26-page blue "Million Jobs Plan," not surprisingly, has a heavy focus on job creation - reaffirming what Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak has been pushing for the first week of the campaign.

However, it also plans to end a list of government programs including the 30 per cent tuition grant and the  healthy homes renovation tax credit. The Tories want to freeze the Ontario Childcare Benefit and combine the Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works, which you apply for if you're out of work.

Hudak also reveals ways to get rid of 100,000 public sector jobs: attrition, contracting out jobs and "job reductions."

After criticizing Full Day Kindergarten for the past few years, Hudak plans to continue with a similar program but only have teachers there for half a day. Early childhood educators would take the other half and classes would shrink from 26 to 20 children.

Regular class sizes would increase "modestly."

The Tories wouldn't go through with early childhood educators or ETFO pay increases, either.

Hudak did reveal some numbers on how many education support staff positions he wants to cut: 9,700

The party's platform also outlines plans to lower personal and corporate taxes, increase opportunity for skilled trades  and get universities to increase spots for students in science, technology, business in math. Hudak's plan claims if elected, he party will make sure no student is denied because they don't have money.

The Tories want to expand free trade to other provinces, stressing the lack of free trade means province's are losing out in $50 billion in economic activity.

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The Tories are taking the scissors to current government programs in their election platform.

The 26-page blue "Million Jobs Plan," not surprisingly, has a heavy focus on job creation - reaffirming what Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak has been pushing for the first week of the campaign.

However, it also plans to end a list of government programs including the 30 per cent tuition grant and the  healthy homes renovation tax credit. The Tories want to freeze the Ontario Childcare Benefit and combine the Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works, which you apply for if you're out of work.

Hudak also reveals ways to get rid of 100,000 public sector jobs: attrition, contracting out jobs and "job reductions."

After criticizing Full Day Kindergarten for the past few years, Hudak plans to continue with a similar program but only have teachers there for half a day. Early childhood educators would take the other half and classes would shrink from 26 to 20 children.

Regular class sizes would increase "modestly."

The Tories wouldn't go through with early childhood educators or ETFO pay increases, either.

Hudak did reveal some numbers on how many education support staff positions he wants to cut: 9,700

The party's platform also outlines plans to lower personal and corporate taxes, increase opportunity for skilled trades  and get universities to increase spots for students in science, technology, business in math. Hudak's plan claims if elected, he party will make sure no student is denied because they don't have money.

The Tories want to expand free trade to other provinces, stressing the lack of free trade means province's are losing out in $50 billion in economic activity.

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