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PCs would cut public-sector jobs to balance budget

DAVID REEVELY,
Ottawa Citizen
MAY 9, 2014

A Progressive Conservative government would cut 100,000 people from the public payroll to try to balance the provincial budget by 2016, leader Tim Hudak said Friday, exempting only front-line health workers and those in the justice system.

The Tories would freeze public-sector wages, cut the pensions of newly hired public employees, eliminate the Ontario Power Authority and the “local health integration networks” that oversee regional health services. They’d end a tax credit that subsidizes seniors when they renovate their homes to make them more accessible and another one that reduces post-secondary tuition.

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