Hudak PCs And Horwath NDP Would Kill Jobs

Only Ontario Liberals Have A Plan For Job Creation

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Ontario has turned the corner on the global recession and is back on track — but Ontario's recovery would be at risk under the Hudak PCs or Horwath NDP who have no plan to create jobs.

"This election is about jobs and leadership — and the PCs and NDP are showing none," said Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance. "At an uncertain time, Ontarians deserve a positive plan for a stronger Ontario economy.  Yet the Hudak PCs' only plan for the economy is a job killing plan to scrap the clean energy industry and an uncosted platform with a $14 billion hole at its centre."

In fact, the only sensible ideas the Hudak PCs are putting forward are measures the Ontario Liberals already have underway:

  • Hudak says he will set Corporate Income Tax (CIT) at 10 per cent.  Yet he voted against the Ontario Liberal Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth in 2009 — which did just that.
  • He says he will create 60,000 postsecondary spaces.  Yet he voted against the Ontario Liberal 2011 Budget — which did just that.
  • He says he will reduce red tape for business by 30 per cent.  Yet when Ontario Liberals cut red tape for business by harmonizing CIT collection and with the HST, saving Ontario businesses $635 million each and every year — he voted against that, too.

The only ideas the Horwath NDP have put forward include a crushing $9 billion in job-killing taxes and a tax break for gas-guzzlers.  The Horwath NDP's employment tax credit scheme is designed to replace current workers with government-subsidized labour.  This year, this disappointing notion would have cost Ontario taxpayers $400 million.

Both opposition parties say they support tax cuts for small business — yet when Ontario Liberals cut the small business tax rate and eliminated the small business clawback they both voted against it.  The opposition would take Ontario off track.  The Ontario Liberal Plan is working.

We've helped create more than 292,000 jobs since May 2009. To continue creating a high-skills, high-wage economy, the Ontario Liberals are introducing a tuition grant, which will take 30 per cent off the average undergraduate tuition, keeping the cost of postsecondary education affordable for lower- and middle-income families.

And only the Ontario Liberals have a plan to create 50,000 clean-energy jobs — making Ontario the North American leader in clean energy manufacturing.  Both opposition parties want to kill those jobs.

"Ontario families need experience and a steady hand so we can move forward, together, in uncertain times," Duncan said. "Ontarians want the strong, steady leadership that only Dalton McGuinty can provide — backed by his plan to move Ontario forward."

SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party

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