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More magical thinking from the Million Jobs Plan—10% GDP growth for Ontario

The Zycher report is a hot mess. This has been an incredibly disappointing week

MIKE MOFFAT
Canadian Business
Jun 2 2014

When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

The Ontario Progressive Conservatives instead decided to instead dig deeper with theirbizarre defense of the numbers in the Million Jobs Plan. The statements made by their hired gun, Benjamin Zycher, are problematic and not only because they directly contradict what is in his report. Perhaps more importantly, if we take his new statements literally he is now predicting that installation of a Tory government will immediately cause the economy to grow at an absurd 10 per cent per year, 5 times the current rate by implementing only three-tenths of the Million Jobs Plan.

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