Liberal Finance Minister Charles Sousa is accusing the Progressive Conservatives of grossly inflating the number of jobs their so-called "million jobs plan" would create.
Sousa says Tory leader Tim Hudak's much-touted jobs pledge would
add only 35,000 jobs over eight years.
He says the 500,000 or so jobs the economy is expected to create anyway over that period wouldn't happen because Hudak's planned spending cuts would trigger a recession "at worst."
The Liberals say the Tories would be off their million jobs mark by 96 per cent.
Sousa says the PCs have made a colossal mathematical mistake by counting a single new job as eight positions over the eight years of their plan.
Liberal officials say that once you account for certain other factors, which they didn't explicitly quantify in their analysis of the Tory pledge, there would be a recession and zero natural job growth under a PC government.
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