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Hudak brushes aside criticism of jobs numbers

Campaigning in Niagara, Hudak brushes aside economists’ criticisms of the central part of PC election platform ALEX BOUTILIER Toronto Star May 28 2014 Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak brushed aside economists’ criticism of his party’s million jobs plan Wednesday, sticking to the message that a suite of Tory policies would create more employment. Campaigning in Niagara, Hudak […]

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Checking the math on Tim Hudak’s million jobs plan

Paul Boothe on lessons from the PC platform and where it all went so wrong PAUL BOOTHE Maclean’s May 27 2014 A very surprising and, for voters, unfortunate thing became apparent last week in the Ontario election campaign. The Progressive Conservatives’ central campaign proposal, the million jobs plan, collapsed when analysts looked closely at the math. Elementary, but critical arithmetic […]

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Study slams Hudak’s jobs cut proposal

Daily Commercial News May 27, 2014 A new research study conducted by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) indicates that Progressive Conservative party leader Tim Hudak’s proposal to cut 100,000 public sector jobs would have negative impacts across the province and result in a jump in unemployment rates. The study says the proposal could lead […]

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Welcome to Tim Hudak’s Republican Ontario

BRYAN KERMAN Hamilton Spectator May 23 2014 Ever heard of the Wisconsin Playbook? Ever wondered what the plan is behind Tim Hudak’s cutting of 100,000 public service jobs, reducing the taxes on corporations and attacking teachers and education funding? Well, the connection is that they result in parent fatigue with lower quality schools, teachers stripped of wages […]

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Hudak plan could hit Sudbury hard: Analysis

BEN LEESON Sudbury Star May 23 2014 Economists and union officials say Greater Sudbury will be particularly hard hit if Tim Hudak follows through on his pledge to cut 100,000 public-sector jobs in the province. David Robinson, a professor of economics at Laurentian University, said based on population, he can see at least 1,000 local jobs […]

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