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Whitepapers By Tim Hudak

Tim's Paths To Prosperity whitepaper series contains valuable information and interesting insights on a variety of topics that are relevant to all residents of Ontario. We invite you to browse this series and download the pdf's of any topic that you find of interest.

MILLION JOBS PLAN - A Letter To Ontario From Tim Hudak

18 November 2015

MILLION JOBS PLAN

A Letter To Ontario From Tim Hudak

Here’s what I believe: Government is not just about politics and policies; it’s about people and their potential.

Every young person who can’t  nd a job that uses her skills is a story of promise unful lled. Every veteran worker who is laid o  means a family will have to struggle just to get by. The loss of human potential and the loss of the dignity of work can’t be measured simply by numbers.

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SUPPORT FOR OUR MILLION JOBS PLAN - Makes Good Sense

18 November 2015

SUPPORT FOR OUR MILLION JOBS PLAN

Makes Good Sense

“The Million Jobs Plan makes good sense. With a strong economy all people in Ontario will live a better life. We need affordable energy for our businesses and homes, we really need to balance the budget so that we can continue to invest in our great future and we need to train people to do an excellent job in our companies to be competitive and to be world class. The people and businesses of Niagara can do it, we just need the Million Jobs Plan to help make it happen.”

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THE MILLION JOBS ACT - Building A Better Ontario

18 November 2015

THE MILLION JOBS ACT

Building A Better Ontario

The Ontario PCs believe in the strength of hard-working Ontarians, and we will never give up on building a better Ontario.

However, under the current government, too many Ontarians are waking up to the feeling that this could be their last day on the job.

That’s why we’re bringing forward the Million Jobs Act. It contains 5 main elements that will create jobs and bring prosperity back to our province.

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Million Jobs Plan - Ontario. Working. Better

4 November 2015

Million Jobs Plan

Ontario. Working. Better

Here’s what I believe: Government is not just about politics and policies; it’s about people and their potential. Every young person who can’t find a job that uses her skills is a story of promise unful lled. Every veteran worker who is laid o means a family will have to struggle just to get by. The loss of human potential and the loss of the dignity of work can’t be measured simply by numbers.

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Paths To Prosperity - A HEALTHIER ONTARIO

28 January 2015

Paths To Prosperity

A HEALTHIER ONTARIO

Of all the services we expect from government, health care is the most personal. Our encounters with health care can be the most joyful and the most sorrowful of our lives – the birth of a child, the death of a parent, a diagnosis of cancer or the news of a complete recovery.

Health care in Ontario today has tremendous strengths, none greater than the dedicated and highly trained nurses, doctors, home care workers and other professionals who devote their lives to delivering care. At the same time, we face important challenges. For many years we have sustained health care by growing spending at six to eight per cent every year, far in excess of the economic growth that lets us pay for it. With a budget deep in deficit, we simply cannot afford to continue down this unsustainable path.

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Paths To Prosperity - BUILDING GREAT CITIES

1 December 2013

Paths To Prosperity

BUILDING GREAT CITIES

Ontarians are justifiably proud of their major cities.Toronto is a leader in finance, culture and health care. 

Ottawa has great strengths in technology, public service and tourism. Mississauga and Brampton are known for rapid economic growth and being at the forefront of Canada’s thriving diversity. Heavy industry and manufacturing in Hamilton and Windsor quite literally built this country.

Yet the considerable advantages our cities once enjoyed are slipping. We now need to transform our cities from good to great.

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Paths To Prosperity - ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FOR A BETTER ONTARIO

1 July 2013

Paths To Prosperity

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FOR A BETTER ONTARIO

Skeptics like to write off Ontario, saying that manufacturing is dead and that we can’t compete against
China, or even Mexico.

To put it bluntly, they’re wrong.
Ontario has the ideas, the workers, the resources and the geographic location to succeed. The
challenge is to turn our ideas and experience into jobs, and that won’t happen without a strong
manufacturing sector to create products we can sell. Research and training without a manufacturing
sector to capitalize on them is as useless as a two-legged stool.

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Paths To Prosperity - RESPECT FOR RURAL ONTARIO

1 March 2013

Paths To Prosperity

RESPECT FOR RURAL ONTARIO

Ontario’s farming origins have become part of our rich history. But the central importance of agriculture to our province, and to bringing good jobs back for its people, is very much a part of our present – and our future.

It seems, though, that the current government needs a reminder of the importance of agriculture. After all, it rivals the size of Ontario’s auto sector. And the extent of the role that innovation, entrepreneurship an technology play in farming today is remarkable: In my own riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook – where agriculture is the largest industry – I’ve seen how our wineries, greenhouses, farms and research facilities have embraced new technologies over the years, reaching out to markets across Canada and the world. I’m tremendously proud of that.

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Paths To Prosperity - HIGHER LEARNING FOR BETTER JOBS

1 February 2013

Paths To Prosperity

HIGHER LEARNING FOR BETTER JOBS

Post-secondary education is the great equalizer. It gives us all a chance to reach higher no matter where we come from or whatever our background. Both of my parents came from very modest upbringings and saw a university degree as a ticket to a good job and an entry to Ontario’s middle class. They, in turn, placed a high importance on post-secondary education and encouraged my sister and I to follow in their footsteps.

There is a lot about Ontario’s colleges and universities that we can be proud of, but we need to ensure our students are getting the best value for their tuition. In Ontario today, we see far too many students graduate with degrees and deep debts who can’t find a job.

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Paths To Prosperity - WELFARE TO WORK

1 January 2013

Paths To Prosperity

WELFARE TO WORK

Compassion is part of this province’s defining character. But compassion means helping people capture their full potential, not condemning them to a life of dependency.

It’s been said many times that the best social program is a job. More than that, I believe work provides each of us with a feeling of self-worth, dignity and the independence and means to follow our individual aspirations. The incentive should always be to work and to contribute. To this end, we need to remove any government barrier that stands in the way.

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Paths To Prosperity - PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

1 January 2013

Paths To Prosperity

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

I say it’s time to get going on improvements to education.

Among the many lessons I learned from my parents, both of whom were teachers in Ontario, was this: do well in school and you’re more likely to do well in life. Education is the most important advantage we can give our children and our society in general. It is the great step up – the broadening of a mind and the opening of one’s eyes. Education is the lynchpin of progress.

I believe there is much that is right with Ontario’s schools, but there are opportunities to do better and risks if we don’t make some necessary choices.

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Paths To Prosperity - A NEW DEAL FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR

1 December 2012

Paths To Prosperity

A NEW DEAL FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR

The years immediately following the next election must be a time of major change for Ontario, a time when we all work together to get our province back on its feet and creating jobs again. To achieve that goal, we must rethink how we run government so that it provides the services we need at a price we can afford. Ontario’s $14.4-billion deficit tells us that we are a long way from that position now. Without urgent action, the services we truly care about are at risk.

That’s why we are proposing a New Deal for the public sector. By focusing on the core services that matter most to taxpayers, we believe we can create a leaner public service that delivers more value for less money. Our New Deal will have a clear direction that sets goals, measures outcomes, and then rewards the individuals who help us achieve those outcomes. We will value individuals’ innovation, hard work and delivery of top quality customer service. What we won’t do is give performance bonuses to 98 per cent of managers, just for showing up.

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Paths To Prosperity - A FRESH START FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

1 December 2012

Paths To Prosperity

A FRESH START FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

It’s the responsibility of the Premier and government to ensure that we have a growing economy. One that generates good jobs. One where people – with a little hard work – can get ahead. Ensuring economic opportunity is an essential responsibility of government, and only a growing economy gives us the resources necessary to provide core government services.

But we also have a much broader responsibility. It makes the headlines less frequently but it’s just as important.
We have a duty and capacity to support our most vulnerable people. It’s a duty to give them a hand up when they need it, and to ensure the best quality health care and social services are in place for those who, through no fault of their own, face incredible challenges.

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Paths To Prosperity - SUSTAINABLE RETIREMENT SECURITY

1 November 2012

Paths To Prosperity

SUSTAINABLE RETIREMENT SECURITY

A secure retirement is a matter of human dignity. People who have worked hard for decades shouldn’t have to worry about paying the bills when they finally leave the workplace.

Ontario needs a plan that gives all workers a chance to have a good pension. Our pension system should be fair, not gold-plated for some and non-existent for others.

How do we get there?

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Paths To Prosperity - AN AGENDA FOR GROWTH

1 October 2012

Paths To Prosperity

AN AGENDA FOR GROWTH

Ontario has a traditional role as the economic leader of Canada. That wasn’t given to us. We earned it. We built this province through hard work, an entrepreneurial spirit and decades of government that spent within its means.

In the last few years, Ontario has lost its way. We have become a province of smaller dreams and bigger government. While our economy has limped along, government spending has raced ahead. Economic growth has become decoupled from government spending, as if there were no relationship between what we can afford and what government spends.

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Paths To Prosperity - PATIENT-CENTRED HEALTH CARE

1 September 2012

Paths To Prosperity

PATIENT-CENTRED HEALTH CARE

The Ontario PC Caucus is focused on action to create jobs and grow the economy, but Ontario also needs to make difficult, fundamental reforms to improve the performance of our public sector. Nowhere is that more apparent than in health care, where we are still failing to meet patients’ needs despite a substantial increase in spending that has gone on for almost a decade. A better system that puts patients, not bureaucrats, at the centre of decision-making is part of our plan for a more prosperous Ontario.

Ask people in Ontario what’s wrong with health care and they will tell you that too often they have to fight like hell to get anything done. It’s difficult to get a doctor, emergency room wait times are too long, they can’t get a long-term care bed for their elderly parent or there just isn’t enough home care available.

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Paths To Prosperity - A CHAMPION FOR NORTHERN JOBS AND RESOURCES

1 September 2012

Paths To Prosperity

A CHAMPION FOR NORTHERN JOBS AND RESOURCES

Northern Ontario is the next frontier. It is the expanding edge of Ontario’s economy, an area whose rich forest and mineral resources can fuel a reviving North American economy. Its colleges and universities provide leading research and technology training. Its aboriginal peoples are the cornerstone of Ontario’s history and a critical part of its economic and cultural future. The north is a place where people know how to work hard and make their own way.

And yet, northern Ontario is falling far short of its potential today. The Ring of Fire is the greatest mining discovery of a lifetime, but the project has gone nowhere. Our once-burgeoning forest industry has shrunk and mills have closed. The entrepreneurial spirit that built the north has been crushed under the weight of government regulations and environmental rules that seem designed to stop growth and keep industry away.

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Paths To Prosperity - FLEXIBLE LABOUR MARKETS

1 June 2012

Paths To Prosperity

FLEXIBLE LABOUR MARKETS

Ontarians need hope that the province’s economy will improve and that there will be more opportunity for those who want it. Hope in itself won’t create change, though. Change requires action.

One of those actions is a bold revision of outdated labour laws and workplace regulations that hamper Ontario’s ability to compete, to innovate and to develop a truly modern economy. Ontarians are all too familiar with the province’s current economic picture.

While other provinces’ economies have rebounded from the recession, Ontario’s growth is slow and its unemployment stubbornly high. The jobless rate continues its five year streak of exceeding the national average. A net total of 300,000 jobs have been lost in our vital manufacturing industries under the current government’s approach.

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Paths To Prosperity - AFFORDABLE ENERGY

1 May 2012

Paths To Prosperity

AFFORDABLE ENERGY

It’s time for action in Ontario. Without an integrated plan to expand our economy and balance the budget, our province will continue to face high deficits, struggle to cover the cost of essential public services, and fail to create jobs for the more than 500,000 Ontarians looking for work.

Ontario must tackle both its deficit problem and its economic growth problem simultaneously.

We must reduce the size and cost of government, but also remember that Ontario can’t cut its way out of the tough situation it is in. We need government policies that will encourage growth, not slow it down.

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Meet Tim Hudak

Former MPP Tim Hudak had been in politics for 20 years and truly saw his role as an MPP as a way to help and support his riding of Niagara West – Glanbrook.

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Niagara West - Glanbrook

  • Pelham
  • Lincoln
  • West Lincoln
  • Grimsby
  • Upper Stoney Creek
  • Glanbrook

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