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Anyone but Tim Hudak for Ontario premier

Strategic voting is necessary to prevent Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak from becoming premier of the province. Jerry Dias Toronto Star May 29 2014 If Tim Hudak becomes premier, Ontario will see unprecedented job cuts, health-care cuts, education cuts and the decimation of workers’ rights. For those who value decent jobs, good health care, strong […]

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Tim Hudak’s math problem

EDITORIAL Ottawa Citizen May 29 2014 The Ontario Progressive Conservatives are supposed to be a credible alternative to the governing Liberals on economics, which makes the disintegration of their election platform all the more disappointing. It was a Million Jobs Plan, until the plan itself revealed more than half of those jobs are expected to come […]

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Tim Hudak defends math behind his Million Jobs Plan; economists not convinced

DIANA MEHTA The Canadian Press May 28 2014 NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Tim Hudak was forced to defend his “Million Jobs Plan” for Ontario on Wednesday as a growing number of economists questioned the math behind the promise, which lies at the centre of the Progressive Conservative leader’s election platform. Despite being hammered repeatedly on the issue, […]

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Lifting skilled trades regulations won’t create a job boom

IAN McGUGAN The Globe and Mail May 28 2014 Tim Hudak is right about one thing: The world doesn’t need protection from freedom-loving hairdressers. But otherwise the Ontario Progressive Conservative leader’s latest policy initiative comes across as just one more episode in an increasingly surreal debate about a supposed lack of skilled tradespeople in Canada – a […]

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Economists say Tim Hudak’s “million jobs” promise is probably a math error

STEVE KUPFERMAN Toronto Life May 28 2014 Politicians “create jobs” the same way homeopathic medicines treat cancer—which is to say, they almost definitely don’t at all, but a certain percentage of the population will never be convinced of that. Political change can nudge job numbers in the right direction, but the economy, like the human body, is […]

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Tories obliged to explain job losses

BRIAN MacLEOD Sudbury Star May 28 2014 Sudbury Progressive Conservative candidate Paula Peroni is doing her best trying to explain how many jobs the city won’t lose with party leader Tim Hudak’s promise to cut 100,000 public sector jobs. It’s a thankless job, but it must be done if the PCs are to mount a serious […]

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