Wynne says Hudak would 'destroy' auto sector

By: The Canadian Press

 | May 21, 2014 - 10:11 AM |
TECUMSEH, Ont. - Premier Kathleen Wynne says Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak would "destroy" the auto sector in Ontario.

Earlier this year Hudak denounced a request by Chrysler Canada for a reported $700 million from Ontario and Ottawa -- a request the company ultimately withdrew -- as "ransom" and "corporate extortion."

He has said the government should lower taxes so companies can create jobs, rather than giving them "handouts."

Wynne campaigned today near Windsor, Ont., at a manufacturer of plastics tooling used in the auto industry and said there was "no question" that the 2009 bailouts for Chrysler and General Motors were necessary.

The Liberal leader says Hudak would move away from a "decades-old strategy of partnerships between government and business" and tell the auto sector it's on its own.

Meanwhile, she says NDP Leader Andrea Horwath "alienates" business and makes herself "irrelevant" in the discussion about how to support the auto industry in Ontario.

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