Tim Hudak's Million Jobs Plan: Can politicians really create jobs?

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak speaks to media about his Million Jobs Plan in Toronto on May 29, 2014. (Canadian Press/Galit Rodan)

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Ontario's Opposition Leader Tim Hudak has taken a lot of grief for his campaign promise to create a million jobs. Many wonder if a government can take credit for creating jobs at all.

To talk about that we were joined by two guests:

  • Sean Speer is the Associate Director of the Fraser Institute's Centre for Fiscal Studies. He was a senior economic advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Director of Policy to the Minister of Finance.
  • David MacDonald is a Senior Economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Do you think it's realistic for politicians to promise new jobs?

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This segment was produced by The Current's Dawna Dingwall and Gord Westmacott.

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