Kathleen Wynne Failing Ontario’s Young Workers

October 18, 2013

CORNWALL – The Ontario PC Caucus is calling Premier Wynne out on her government’s record on youth unemployment. “Ontario’s young people deserve a government that will open up opportunities, not one that drives up unemployment and makes empty promises,” said PC MPP Vic Fedeli, the Ontario PC Finance Critic.

Despite promises contained in last year’s Budget and Premier Wynne’s latest announcements on a youth employment strategy, many Ontario youths struggle to find work and training in the province and are forced to move. Youth unemployment in Ontario has risen to 16.4%, a figure even the Government has admitted to.

“Over one in seven Ontario youths are without work due to a decade of Liberal job-killing policies that shut doors to trades apprenticeships, drove manufacturers out and bled job-creators dry through red tape and punitive taxation” – said MPP Jim McDonell. “In a gesture of policy leadership, we cleared the decks so Kathleen Wynne could bring forward her plan for jobs, or steal ours if she didn’t have one. Instead, she’s serving Ontarians a re-heated portion of stale rhetoric and empty promises.”

“Ontario needs solutions, not more talk; Ontario PCs have outlined a clear path to growth” – McDonell concluded. “The Liberals’ indifference is worse than not having a plan. It’s doubling down on an approach that’s failed young people in our area of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry for ten years. That’s why it’s time to change the team that leads this province. ”