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Liberals question Hudak's math for a second time
Tory leader stands by claims of savings
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The Liberals are claiming there's more proof that the Tory leader Tim Hudak is bad at math.

They say the Progressive Conservatives made a $2.15 billion dollar mistake when the party claimed that's the amount which will be saved if there's a public sector wage freeze.

Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities Brad Duguid says the figure was counted twice.

He points to the minority Liberal budget which was tabled - and ultimately rejected. Duguid says there was no money for wage increases there, so if the Tories  say they'll save money, the only way to do that is cuts.

Duguid claims job losses would likely be significant and on top of the already 100,000 public sector jobs cuts proposed by the Tories.

However, Hudak stands by the number, using the figure at an event in Ottawa Thursday morning.

Hudak says the Liberals have not proposed an across-the-board wage freeze like the Tories since they have wage increases planned for positions like early childhood educators.

Duguid says they, along with homecare personal support workers, are the two exceptions.

Economists have previously questioned the number of jobs Hudak could create in the Million Jobs Plan.

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The Liberals are claiming there's more proof that the Tory leader Tim Hudak is bad at math.

They say the Progressive Conservatives made a $2.15 billion dollar mistake when the party claimed that's the amount which will be saved if there's a public sector wage freeze.

Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities Brad Duguid says the figure was counted twice.

He points to the minority Liberal budget which was tabled - and ultimately rejected. Duguid says there was no money for wage increases there, so if the Tories  say they'll save money, the only way to do that is cuts.

Duguid claims job losses would likely be significant and on top of the already 100,000 public sector jobs cuts proposed by the Tories.

However, Hudak stands by the number, using the figure at an event in Ottawa Thursday morning.

Hudak says the Liberals have not proposed an across-the-board wage freeze like the Tories since they have wage increases planned for positions like early childhood educators.

Duguid says they, along with homecare personal support workers, are the two exceptions.

Economists have previously questioned the number of jobs Hudak could create in the Million Jobs Plan.

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