Path to Prosperity Runs Through Ottawa: Hudak
24 October 2012
OTTAWA: The path to jobs, growth and Ontario’s economic prosperity runs through Ottawa, PC Leader Tim Hudak said today while visiting Veritas Tools.
It’s going to take bold, new and transformative ideas to kick-start the local economy and help hard working people find good-paying jobs, Hudak said, citing the PCs’ latest pro-jobs and growth ideas proposed in their Paths to Prosperity: An Agenda for Growth discussion paper.
Today, over 50,000 women and men are unemployed in Ottawa’s economic region. In the midst of a jobs and debt crisis, the Liberals decided to abandon Ontario, shutting down parliament to escape another scandal. With the doors shut, they’ve put a government that wasn’t doing its job on autopilot, leaving overspending to continue unchecked and the debt to accumulate.
Ottawa West-Nepean PC candidate Randall Denley said that “despite the wrong path our province is headed down, I know this community’s best days are still ahead. We need real action to attract job-creating investments and foster economic opportunities here in Ottawa.”
Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod said “with the right ideas to strengthen the private-sector economy, Ontario will lead again in job creation and Ottawa will be home to a strong and growing middle class with an ever increasing standard of living.”
The path to job creation and growth means setting great goals, Hudak added. This is what the PC Caucus is working to achieve with Paths to Prosperity: An Agenda for Growth. It proposes 15 different paths to rebuild Ontario’s economy. Including:
· Making tough choices and taking urgent action to balance the budget
· Tax cuts to create jobs and attract investment.
· Ending the runaround of overregulations facing business owners.
· Modernize Ontario’s outdated 1970s-era apprenticeship system to create 200,000 new jobs.
Hudak concluded “I want to set Ontario up for success and transform our great province into a 21st century leader of unrivaled job creation in North America.”
To read Paths to Prosperity: An Agenda for Growth and to share your ideas to create important local jobs and grow the economy, visit: www.ontariopc.com.