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Hudak touts plan to cut red tape for small business

PC leader says move would create 84, 000 new jobs

Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak says the government needs to get off the backs of small business so they can create more jobs.

He says his party would cut red tape, such as removing rules that prohibit competitive bids on government construction projects and end the government monopoly on providing workplace insurance to employers.

Hudak says reducing regulations would help small businesses create 84,000 new jobs over eight years.

It's all part of a PC plan to create about 500,000 additional jobs over eight years while also slaying Ontario's $12.5-billion deficit by 2016-17, a year ahead of the Liberals.

To reach that goal, Hudak has said he'd slash government program spending by six per cent over four years, including cutting 100,000 public sector jobs.

The Liberals have slammed the PC platform, saying it would risk Ontario's fragile economic recovery if voters elect the Tories on June 12.

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  1. HP posted on 05/19/2014 03:59 PM
    Hudak's platform has been plagiarized from the American Tea Party Express...Canadians should familiarize themselves with the ramifications. Also, it's very similar to the Greek policies that led to two years of riots, strikes, and 25% unemployment.

    Yet, ignorant voters seem to not understand what a Hudak government will do to Ontario if he implements even a few of promises he's making. Yes, change is needed, but not at the expense of transferring wealth from the middle class to the 1%.
    1. David posted on 05/19/2014 10:02 PM
      @HP So that is better what the McGuinty / Horwath Liberals did? Waste $1 billion to cancel some gas plants. All Hundak is proposing is to reduce a bloated and over paid civil service. Don't forget that is your tax money that is paying for this.

      So, why you don't stop worrying about what Hudak might do and worry about what the Liberals did? What someone did in that past shows what they could do in the future.
    2. tanjo posted on 05/19/2014 11:15 PM
      @David The difference is scale. What the Liberals did cost us hundreds of dollars each. What Hudak says he wants to do could cost us Thousands. Each.

      The Liberals do not deserve to be in power. However, things could get much much worse. You need to vote with your head, not with your heart.
  2. Insider's Report posted on 05/19/2014 04:06 PM
    **** BREAKING NEWS ****

    A member of the Hudak "inner circle" has leaked that the P.C. leader is eyeing another job after June 12th.

    Hudak is said to be in the running at NBC to play "Howdy Doody" in that network's revival of the popular 1950's children's show. NBC is very interested, noting that make-up requirements for Mr. Hudak as the famous puppet character would be minimal and that he's already accustomed to having his strings pulled by others around him.

    When asked for further comment, the confidential source responded very positively, noting that Mr. Hudak is a natural fit into the role of a puppet.
  3. Alex posted on 05/19/2014 08:28 PM
    Tim Hudak was a Walmart manager.
    No wonder he hates working families after taking in the Walmart poison in his yourth.
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