MPP Jim McDonell
CORNWALL, Ontario - Local MPP Jim McDonell continues to put pressure on the government to implement a comprehensive jobs strategy.
“Jobs are still leaving Ontario, yet Premier Wynne and the Liberals are yet to acknowledge the existence of a jobs crisis, let alone deliver a plan to bring us back to economic growth” – commented MPP McDonell. “Ontario has a highly skilled workforce – it is our duty to ensure job-creators can come to Ontario and help our Province realize its potential.”
January marked the 85th consecutive month that Ontario’s unemployment rate sat above the national average.
Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak’s Million Jobs Act, to be introduced when the Legislature returns later in February, is designed to immediately begin creating jobs, McDonell said in a release.
“Over the year she has been Premier, Kathleen Wynne has continued Dalton McGuinty’s policy of kicking the can down the road” McDonell said. “However long they ignore the problem, it won’t go away. It was Liberal policies that made our business environment uncompetitive – it is time to change direction and make the tough decisions that will return our Province to prosperity. If the Liberals can’t and won’t deliver, the Ontario PC Caucus has a plan and has shared it with Ontarians. The sooner we implement it, the sooner we can regain our place as the economic engine of Canada.”