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Tim Hudak touts plan to cut red tape

By: The Canadian Press

 | May 19, 2014 - 12:53 PM |
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak says the government needs to get off the backs of small business so they can create more jobs.

He says his party would cut red tape, such as removing rules that prohibit competitive bids on government construction projects and end the government monopoly on providing workplace insurance to employers.

Hudak says reducing regulations would help small businesses create 84,000 new jobs over eight years.

It's all part of a PC plan to create about 500,000 additional jobs over eight years while also slaying Ontario's $12.5-billion deficit by 2016-17 — a year ahead of the Liberals.

To reach that goal, Hudak has said he'd slash government program spending by six per cent over four years, including cutting 100,000 public sector jobs.

The Liberals have slammed the PC platform, saying it would risk Ontario's fragile economic recovery if voters elect the Tories on June 12.

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