PCs Alone Can Chart a New Path: Hudak
07 September 2012
“The premier had come to the area and begged for increased power. The people would not grant it to him.”
- editorial, The Waterloo Region Record, September 7, 2012
QUEEN’S PARK – It is now clear that a majority of Ontarians believe our province is on the wrong path, and equally clear that the current government has no plan to set us in the right direction, PC Leader Tim Hudak said today.
“This Premier hits ‘pause’ when it suits him – but then fails to follow up with the steps needed to get the job done, tacking left or right depending on which way the wind blows,” Hudak said. “It’s a clear giveaway that he has no plan. Keeping his job is his only priority.”
The Ontario PC Party proudly stands up as the sole standard bearer of fiscal sanity and job creation in this province,” Hudak said. “Ontarians want to see fresh thinking to harness our province’s potential after years of prolonged unemployment and mounting debt. So, to chart a new course toward more jobs and away from overspending, we will build on the success of our Paths to Prosperity series of white papers – starting Monday.”
The next PC paper “is based on our belief that we can’t grow our economy, or balance the books, without reforming the delivery of health care – the single largest provincial program expenditure. This means putting patients at the centre of decisions, not bureaucrats.”
Also on the docket is the final report of the PC Job Creation Task Force – with a focus on removing government barriers to job creation, as well as white papers on reducing the power of public sector unions in running government Ministries and agencies – “and a re-think of government’s role in a variety of businesses,” Hudak added.
Just as noteworthy, the Ontario PCs will table a major piece of legislation to rein in public sector union contracts so taxpayers can actually afford them, with structural changes to the way they are arrived at through the arbitration process, Hudak said.
“After nine years of overspending, bad decisions, scandal and drift, the people of this province are looking for a constructive vision. So we are going to continue rolling out more new Paths to Prosperity white papers that present our substantive, positive ideas to get to the root of the problems we face today as a province.”