Straight Talk on Jobs, Growth and Prosperity: Hudak
24 October 2012
OTTAWA: Ontario will be a leader in job creation but it’s time for straight talk on ways to balance the budget, kick-start private-sector job creation and get our economic fundamentals back in line, PC Leader Tim Hudak said today.
Hudak made the comments during a For Jobs and Our Economy Town Hall, where he discussed Paths to Prosperity: An Agenda for Growth – the latest PC white paper featuring bold, new and transformative ideas to rebuild Ontario’s economy. To read An Agenda for Growth and share your own ideas to create jobs visit: www.ontariopc.com.
Ontario is in a jam, Hudak said, citing that 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.
Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod said “the government’s made-in-Ontario jobs and debt crisis is taking a hard toll on local residents. Tim Hudak is the only Leader with a bold vision to turn our province’s economy around and help over half a million Ontarians find work.”
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.
- Modernizing Ontario’s outdated 1970s-era apprenticeship system to create 200,000 new jobs.
Hudak concluded “An Agenda for Growth includes some of the latest proposals the Ontario PC Caucus has put on the table to create jobs, power up the private-sector and lay the foundation for a more prosperous economic future.
“Today in Ottawa, and across Ontario, I want to hear what the people who actually pay the bills and create the jobs think about these bold ideas.”