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Are there really 100,000 jobs?

EDITORIAL The Chronicle Journal May 18 2014 NEARLY two weeks into the Ontario election campaign much is being promised but much remains unknown and unsaid. For that reason it is difficult to judge who is worthy to run the province at a time when it needs inventive but reliable governance. Election campaigns start with platforms […]

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The job killer and his zombie ideas

LANA PAYNE The Telegram May 17 2014 You know the world is truly upside down when a politician thinks it’s popular and safe to campaign on eliminating more than 100,000 jobs. But that’s exactly what Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is doing in the first days of that province’s general election. Zombie ideas have […]

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Is Hudak’s job plan ‘idiotic ideology?’

RICK DRENNAN Brampton Guardian May 16 2014 “Rich business people like me don’t create jobs.” ¬— Nick Hanauer, Seattle-based multimillionaire and venture capitalist Jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs. So many jobs that I might need to take another full-time job just to report on all this employment activity coming to Ontario. But that’s the […]

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Walkerton anniversary casts spotlight on Ontario Tories’ promised cuts

COLIN PERKEL The Canadian Press May 16 2014 Fourteen years ago, a provincial government bent on cost-cutting and privatization contributed to a deadly water-borne disaster that unfolded over the Victoria Day long weekend — one that Ontario taxpayers are still paying for. Now, a new would-be Progressive Conservative premier, Tim Hudak, is pledging to slash […]

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Tim Hudak’s fear-based economic policy

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak’s budget-balancing fanaticism is not based on anything actually there. It’s a fearful extrapolation of what might occur. RICK SALUTIN Toronto Star May 15 2014 There’s an Alfred E. Newman quality about Tim Hudak, and I say that with great affection, speaking as one of Mad magazine’s early devotees. (My collection of vintage […]

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Tim Hudak’s 1 million jobs plan is a tough sell with voters, poll suggests

Nearly two-thirds of Ontarians disapprove of Tim Hudak’s plan to cut 100,000 public servants to streamline government, a new poll suggests. ROBERT BENZIE, RICHARD BRENNAN, ROB FERGUSON Toronto Star May 14 2014 Nearly two-thirds of Ontarians disapprove of Tim Hudak’s plan to cut 100,000 public servants to streamline government, a new poll suggests. The Forum […]

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Big blue blunder

EDITORIAL Bracebridge Examiner May 14 2014 Last week we wondered if Muskoka was ready to veer away from the norm, that is from voting blue in the upcoming provincial election. As Norm Miller campaigns to keep his place at the provincial table, is there anyone who can unseat him? His competition in the riding consists of […]

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Tim Hudak targets students, seniors, teachers for budget cuts

A Progressive Conservative government would increase class sizes, scrap promised raises for teachers and early childhood educators, end tuition breaks for post-secondary students, and eliminate a home renovation tax credit for seniors, says Tim Hudak ROBERT BENZIE Our Windsor May 14 2014 A Progressive Conservative government would increase class sizes, scrap promised raises for teachers and early […]

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