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PC leader Tim Hudak has plan to create one million jobs in Ontario


January 13, 2014
By The Canadian Press

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Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak said he will lay out a plan to create one million jobs in Ontario over eight years.

He said if his proposed bill — called the Million Jobs Act — is passed, it will “begin its task of creating jobs and a prosperous province.”

Hudak said Ontario is a have-not province after losing more than 300,000 manufacturing jobs, while adding more than 300,000 government sector jobs. He said too many Ontarians wake up feeling it could be their last day on the job, citing such plant closures as Heinz in Leamington and Kellogg’s in London.

Hudak said his plan will help young people get training in skilled trades that are in high demand, and create opportunities for post-secondary grads.

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The PC leader, who trumpeted his plan in a column in the Toronto Star, said Ontario has been “waiting too long for our government to table its promised jobs plan, and it can no longer afford to keep waiting.”

He said there are nearly a million people currently out of work, meaning “a million jobs must be created in our province just to break even.”

Hudak will table the Act when the legislature resumes in mid-February.