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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:23 pm
 


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/o ... -1.2637436

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Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader drew swift condemnation from his opponents Friday as he announced a plan to slash the number of public sector workers in the province by 100,000 if he wins next month's election.

Hudak's vision — which forms part of his much-touted plan to create one million jobs over eight years — would trade jobs in the public service for the creation of new positions in the private sector.


Cutting 100 000 jobs to create 1 000 000 McJobs isn't going to help his tax base or garner any support from the middle class. It's not like Ontario has an oilpatch or a manufacturing sector anymore, so where are these jobs going to be created?


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:31 pm
 


There are currently 27 ministries, Hudak wants to reduce them to 16.
Maybe that's where the cuts would be made.

Here's a list of them.

http://www.ontario.ca/government/ministries


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:31 pm
 


Taking 100,000 tax consumers out of the economy and lowering taxes accordingly would be a boost to the private sector by reducing costs and by making available a talented pool of labor for the new jobs.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:42 pm
 


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he announced a plan to slash the number of public sector workers in the province by 100,000


...and the rest will be replaced by temporary foreign workers.


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It's not like Ontario has an oilpatch or a manufacturing sector anymore, so where are these jobs going to be created?

Maybe he moonlights as a magician and pulls jobs out of his ass? :P


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:46 pm
 


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he announced a plan to slash the number of public sector workers in the province by 100,000


...and the rest will be replaced by temporary foreign workers.


From all that I've read here on CKA you are probably right Zipperfish.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:53 pm
 


If he shuts the fuck up, he'll win the election. Doesn't this little snot have handlers?


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 2:32 pm
 


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If he shuts the fuck up, he'll win the election. Doesn't this little snot have handlers?


Yeah, but they're working on Rob Ford's acceptance speech at the moment. XD


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 2:46 pm
 


Blowing your foot off seems to be a Tory tradition in Ontario.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 2:53 pm
 


Not a good move on the party of Hudak but I do agree with his plans for more apprenticeships. It's his election to lose..


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 3:06 pm
 


ShepherdsDog wrote:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-votes-2014/tim-hudak-would-cut-100-000-public-sector-jobs-if-tories-win-ontario-election-1.2637436

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Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader drew swift condemnation from his opponents Friday as he announced a plan to slash the number of public sector workers in the province by 100,000 if he wins next month's election.

Hudak's vision — which forms part of his much-touted plan to create one million jobs over eight years — would trade jobs in the public service for the creation of new positions in the private sector.


Cutting 100 000 jobs to create 1 000 000 McJobs isn't going to help his tax base or garner any support from the middle class. It's not like Ontario has an oilpatch or a manufacturing sector anymore, so where are these jobs going to be created?


I guess it all stands on where Ontarians (?) stand on austerity and having Mike Harris #2 running the government.

To make it happen, he'll probably do what Klein did here and privatize a bunch of ministries.

It may help the provincial bottom line, but if Alberta is any indication, it doesn't do much to lower costs or increase service for residents over the long term. In the short term, there may also be a bump in revenues as the assets of those ministries are sold.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 4:10 pm
 


I think that he just lost the election, today. The Ontario civil service is certainly lardy and needs to lose weight. Hudak's claim is that if you eliminate 100,000 public service jobs, the Ontario economy will spring back to life and create A MLLION MORE! Why doesn't he just say a Gajillion? A couple of hundred thousand AT BEST, let's say, so combine that with the loss of 100,000 public service jobs and you've "created" 1000,000. Ontario's problems largely originate in other parts of the world as it slogs towards post-industrialism.


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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 12:17 am
 


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Taking 100,000 tax consumers out of the economy and lowering taxes accordingly would be a boost to the private sector by reducing costs and by making available a talented pool of labor for the new jobs.

The private sector isn't very interested in setting up shop where the highest hydro rates on the continent are. Anything that stuck around after the FTA and NAFTA pretty much bailed the hell out as hydro rates skyrocketed. Business and corporate taxes are already lower than in the US, lowering them further will put even more of the burden on the individual taxpayer who's been getting smacked around with sticker shock from their hydro bills.

I'd borrow an idea from France (yeah, I'm shocked too but it was a good idea at the time for them). Anything that's left in the industrial/manufacturing sector I would give a 5 year freeze on payroll taxes to encourage the creation of extra shifts where factories are only running a single shift per day. The same offer would be made to any new industries that located in Ontario. They would still remit payroll deductions on behalf of their employees of course, they just wouldn't be required to match them.

Still though, Ontario would still need to cut hydro rates to really make it attractive. Having two separate govt organs playing the hydro game doesn't help either. IN fact, there's a GREAT place to cut useless govt jobs, get rid of either the OPG or the OPA.


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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:21 am
 


Still though, Ontario would still need to cut hydro rates to really make it attractive. Having two separate govt organs playing the hydro game doesn't help either. IN fact, there's a GREAT place to cut useless govt jobs, get rid of either the OPG or the OPA.

Also, there is another unnecessary layer of electricity re-sellers here. Where I live, for example, Oakville Hydro buys the power from OPG, then sells it to me. I don't know exactly what Oakville Hydro does. They maintain the local grid I guess but here is yet another layer of bureaucracy that goes along with them. In Quebec, you buy your power from Hydro Quebec and they don't have this extra toll booth along the way.


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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:17 am
 


Jabberwalker wrote:
I think that he just lost the election, today.



Hudak's Progressive Conservatives have 6-point lead over Liberals: poll

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/hudak-s- ... z31JncSXBr


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