Tim Hudak says Ontario election is about one thing: jobs
Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak says that in his mind, the June 12 election comes down to a single issue: jobs.
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Hudak told reporters Wednesday that he believes his opponents are vying for voters’ support by dangling costly promises the province can’t afford.
"They are going to promise you all kinds of things, each and every day that they know in their hearts they can’t afford," Hudak said, when speaking with reporters.
"That’s not me. I’m the guy with the turnaround plan to get Ontario working again."
On Wednesday, he made a campaign stop at a Mississauga factory, reiterating the Tories’ intention to lower electricity rates, reduce the provincial debt and create one million jobs.
"Between now and June 12, each and every day, I’ll be laying out in detail how my plan is going to work to get people back to work," Hudak said.
Hudak has long criticized the way the Liberals have dealt with economic issues. And the Tories, under his leadership, voted against the budget on two consecutive occasions — and signalled their intent to vote against the most recent budget brought forward by the Liberals.
When the New Democrats then said they, too, would not support the budget being proposed by the Liberals, that set the wheels in motion for a provincial election. Today, Ontario’s lieutenant-governor signed the election writs, meaning the election campaign is officially underway.
With files from The Canadian Press