Throwing 100,000 Ontarians out of work will devastate our communities
June 2 2014
Even before the provincial election campaign began a few weeks ago, many of us had warned about the risks of a Tim Hudak Conservative government for Ontario. In addition to his attacks on labour unions, Hudak had forecast a return to the failed policies of Mike Harris — deep cuts to public services and unaffordable tax cuts to wealthy corporations.
Yet it was still a surprise when Hudak announced his plan to fire 100,000 hard-working Ontarians in his first two years in office. It was a surprise because it was so audacious in its recklessness. Can we trust a politician promising to create jobs when his top priority is throwing 100,000 people out of work?