Liberals and NDP Have No Plan for Jobs – MPP McDonell

February 7, 2014

CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell continues to put pressure on the Government to implement a comprehensive jobs strategy.

“Jobs are still leaving Ontario, yet Premier Wynne and the Liberals are yet to acknowledge the existence of a jobs crisis, let alone deliver a plan to bring us back to economic growth” – commented MPP McDonell. “Ontario has a highly skilled workforce – it is our duty to ensure job-creators can come to Ontario and help our Province realize its potential.”

January marked the 85th consecutive month that Ontario’s unemployment rate sat above the national average.

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak’s Million Jobs Act, to be introduced when the Legislature returns later in February, is designed to immediately begin creating jobs, by doing the following:

  • Produce more jobs and increase take-home pay through lower taxes and less debt;
  • Ensure affordable energy that will create jobs, not eliminate them;
  • Train more skilled workers to meet the demand in trades, and help young people find good jobs;
  • Increase trade with our neighbours;
  • End the bureaucratic runaround that inhibits job creation.

“Over the year she has been Premier, Kathleen Wynne has continued Dalton McGuinty’s policy of kicking the can down the road” – MPP McDonell concluded. “However long they ignore the problem, it won’t go away. It was Liberal policies that made our business environment uncompetitive – it is time to change direction and make the tough decisions that will return our Province to prosperity. If the Liberals can’t and won’t deliver, the Ontario PC Caucus has a plan and has shared it with Ontarians. The sooner we implement it, the sooner we can regain our place as the economic engine of Canada.”