Farid Wassef Nominated as Ontario PC Candidate for Oak Ridges-Markham: "Let's Rebuild Our Economic Engine and Create Jobs"
26 September 2012
Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak congratulated Farid Wassef on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Oak Ridges-Markham. Hudak applauded and thanked Wassef for his unwavering focus on reducing the size and cost of government and kick-starting the economy to create private-sector jobs.
“As a family man and community pharmacy owner/operator, Farid understands what we need to build a better future,” said Hudak. “While the current government continues to deepen Ontario’s economic crisis, the Ontario PC Party is promoting solutions to create new jobs and rein in government spending.”
“I relate to the struggles people face as they seek to establish families and work in our community. The last nine years have been harder on families who deserve positive ideas to tackle McGuinty’s spending and jobs crisis,” said Wassef. “The Ontario PCs have made a series of strong, principled proposals that would create hope and jobs for the nearly 600,000 unemployed Ontarians and put our province on the path to recovery.”
“We need to get the fundamentals right to ensure a more prosperous future,” stated Wassef noting several specific Ontario PC plans for private sector job growth which include:
- Balancing the budget to encourage businesses to expand and hire
- Lowering taxes for job-creating businesses
- Eliminating costly and failed wind and solar subsidies for more affordable energy
- A more flexible and responsive approach to regulation, and
- More skilled trades jobs by modernizing the apprenticeship system.