TORONTO, ON – Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak today released the full Million Jobs Plan. The Million Jobs Plan is the Ontario PC action plan to create jobs, balance the budget and get Ontario working better. The plan has come under fire from the Liberals and New Democrats after the PC leader announced that over 900,000 jobs in the public sector would be cut under a Progressive Conservative government.
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“In order to build a compassionate society and improve the services that matter most, like health and education, we have to take urgent action on a turnaround plan to balance the budget and create jobs,” Hudak told a packed town hall meeting at the launch of his platform. “This is why job creation is the sole focus of the Million Jobs Plan.”
The Million Jobs Plan contains 31 action items focused on a single priority – creating one million new jobs over the next eight years. The Million Jobs Plan divides these actions across three themes:
- A better economy
- A government we can afford
- Better health care and education
“Every single one of these policies went through a single lens – does it lead to new and better jobs?” Hudak said. “We need a million more jobs because too many young people can’t get started on a career and because too many workers have lost their jobs and cannot find work.”
Hudak contrasted his plan’s focus on jobs to McGuinty-Wynne Liberals’ fixation on their own political self- interest.
“Kathleen Wynne wants to be all things to all people. She will do or say whatever it takes to save the jobs of Liberal politicians,” Hudak said. “I intend to be one thing for all people…the premier of a province with a million more jobs.”