QUEEN’S PARK – Politics – Tim Hudak is putting forward a “One Million Jobs” plan. Hudak stated this morning, “It is time for action, and we have a plan”. Hudak wants to lower the business tax rate to ten percent.
“We will lower the business tax rate to the lowest in Canada. I believe business will innovate and offer new products. If our taxes are the lowest in Canada, we will be competitive. If you are looking for a television, you don’t go to where there are average prices, you go to where there are the lowest prices, the same thing applies with business looking to expand,” stated the PC Leader.
“Today I am excited to bring forward an economic plan that will put people back to work, and help young people achieve their goals,” said Hudak. “If passed, this legislation will immediately begin its task of creating jobs. This is more critical now than ever.”
“On Friday, Statistics Canada showed Ontario had lost another 39,000 jobs in December, the most of any province, while the government payroll increased by 13,000 employees,” complained Hudak. “Ontario is tired of waiting for this government to table its promised jobs plan,” said Hudak. “Ontario, in fact, cannot afford to keep waiting for it.
“We have an ongoing pattern with the Liberals,” stated Hudak. “In Ontario today, if you are well connected with the Liberals, you get ahead”.
“A big part of growing jobs is for Ontario to live within its means,” continued Hudak.
“A steady job means, for government, a steady stream of taxes coming in,” added Hudak. “With those taxes, government can put funding into Emergency Disaster Relief, or innovations with healthcare”.
On Right to Work, “All I want to say about that is we have to live in the world we live in. Our labour laws need to be updated,” said Hudak.
Hudak says that Ontario is being hurt by high energy prices, high taxes and a lack of competitive advantages. “Jobs are being created in Alberta,” commented Hudak. “If we can change the business environment, we will create one million new jobs”.
“There are a million unemployed people in Ontario right now,” stated Hudak. “My plan is to put Ontario first again, lets get going”.