With change comes opportunity, says Canadian Manufacturers’ & Exporters CEO.
Says resignation is for the good of his family and the party in letter to surviving PC caucus members obtained by The Canadian Press.
Transit and infrastructure, a $2.5-billion jobs fund and a provincial pension plan will stand out as priorities.
That’s just 0.5% of the province’s budget, which hovers around $120 billion.
Trade certification is no longer handled by the provincial government.
Economists says the Ontario PCs may be misinterpreting information from a Conference Board of Canada report.
To achieve the ambitious goal, Ontario’s economy would have to create 125,000 jobs per year over the next eight years.
PC leader says lower taxes and power rates are more useful than government handouts.
Liberal leader says Hudak would move away from a “decades-old strategy of partnerships between government and business.”
Plan includes cuts to corporate and personal taxes, and eliminating restrictions on skilled trade certifications.
Factories and other businesses will flee if Ontario doesn’t get hydro prices under control, PC leader says.
The Tories say they’d kill a $2.5 billion Liberal grant plan and instead lower corporate taxes to help all businesses.
Conservatives have accused Wynne of using “libel chill” to try and silence the official opposition.
Report will quantify how the government is helping business, and how much time and money is being saved.
Automaker to go it alone and will be weighing future investment against competitive factors.