Tim Hudak Calls For Action to Create Jobs After McGuinty Failed to Deliver

QUEEN'S PARK, March 25 /CNW/ -

    
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Despite Ontario's urgent need for action in the face of unprecedented deficits, job losses and high unemployment, the 2010 McGuinty Liberal budget failed to put jobs first. While other economies are recovering from the recession, Ontario is being left behind.

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak called on Dalton McGuinty to take Ontario down a new path and urged the government to implement the Ontario PC Caucus' affordable and practical ideas that would create jobs and grow Ontario's economy right away.

Hudak also stood up for Ontario families and tabled a new idea by announcing he will propose an amendment to the 2010 budget bill that would cancel the $25 million severance payout to the HST tax collectors who are not losing their jobs.

    
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"Dalton McGuinty had the opportunity to demonstrate that Ontario has a plan to once again become the best place in the world to invest, start a business and create jobs. But he failed to provide a plan that would put jobs first."

-- Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak

"While Ontario has lost 210,000 jobs, Dalton McGuinty is handing over $25 million in severance to his HST tax collectors. This is not acceptable to me and it is not acceptable to Ontario families. In my response to the budget, I will be tabling an amendment that will see the $25 million severance package stopped and returned to Ontario families."

-- Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak

    
    Quick Facts
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    -   Budget 2010 confirms that Dalton McGuinty will singlehandedly double
        Ontario's debt by 2012-2013. (page 195)

    -   Budget 2010 confirms that Dalton McGuinty is driving Ontario even
        deeper into 'have not' status. Ontario will now receive $972 million
        in equalization payments from better performing provinces - a near
        tripling over last year's total. (page 136)

    -   To find out more about the Ontario PC Caucus' 10 ideas to provide tax
        relief, cut red tape and control government spending, please visit
        www.10for2010.ca.
    

SOURCE PC CAUCUS MEDIA RELATIONS

For further information: For further information: Laryssa Waler, (416) 325-8505, laryssa.waler@pc.ola.org

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