Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak announced his upcoming Million Jobs Act, to be tabled at Queen’s Park when the Legislature reconvenes in February.
“The Million Jobs Act is an important first step in returning Ontario to growth” – said Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell. “We offered the Wynne Liberal Government to clear the legislative calendar in order to focus on a true jobs plan for the Province. We have seen no willingness by the current Government to change course from their failed policies, so we are tabling our own jobs plan that will secure a better future for us and our children. It is time to act to create jobs and attract businesses to Ontario – our Leader, Tim Hudak, will introduce this Bill as soon as we return to Queen’s Park in February”.
The Million Jobs Act builds on the foundation laid by the Ontario PC Caucus White Papers published over the course of the past two years. It will include provisions to end costly subsidies in the energy sector to bring down the cost of power, immediate trade and apprenticeship reform to create 200,000 jobs in the skilled trades, bold steps to tackle the Province’s debt and a clear path to reducing the $11 billion annual cost of red tape by at least a third.
“Only by attracting job-creators and preserving Ontario’s financial health can we build a prosperous Province” – MPP McDonell concluded. “My constituents’ concerns have been heard loud and clear – we need affordable energy, a vibrant enterprise environment and a leaner, more efficient public sector. The Million Jobs Act, when passed into law, will kick-start the recovery that will return our Province to its rightful place as Confederation’s leader in innovation, manufacturing and growth”.