The Ontario economy grew faster in 2011 than projected according to Statistics Canada. Ontario’s economy is gaining positive momentum:
Ontario is now a North American leader in job creation, outpacing other regions of Canada and the United States — last month Ontario created 46,000 new full-time jobs. More than half the new jobs in Canada last month were created right here in Ontario. Unemployment, now down to 7.4 per cent, is at the lowest level in three years.
Our plan is working, and our Budget — Strong Action for Ontario —will keep pushing this momentum. But the Hudak PCs were ready to throw it out even before they read it. Tim Hudak has been AWOL, Absent Without Leadership, abandoning Ontarians from the get-go.
The Horwath NDP continues to call for higher spending — and won't say where they stand on a public-sector wage freeze.
Only Ontario Liberals have a plan to keep the economic recovery on track by taking strong action to balance the Budget by 2017-18 and continue to create good jobs for families. A vibrant economy will allow us to protect the gains we've made in services that matter most to Ontarians, health and education.