NEWS RELEASE: Tim Hudak and Ontario PCs Only Party Listening and Delivering for Northern Ontario Families

July 14th, 2011

www.changebook.ca/north

NEWS:

THUNDER BAY — Today, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak released changebook North – the Party’s specific commitments to Northern Ontario families to build stronger communities and create Northern jobs. While Dalton McGuinty listens to Southern Ontario special interests to create policies that simply don’t work in the North, only Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Party have been listening to and delivering for Northern Ontario families.

Any policy to create jobs and ensure a strong future for the North has three questions at its core: Does it originate in the North? Does it protect the Northern way of life? Does it keep wealth in the North? Only if the answer was “yes” to all three would we include it in changebook North.

The results form three pillars of changebook North: change to create more jobs in the North; change to make the most of the North’s natural advantages; and change to build stronger communities. On October 6th, Northern Ontario families will have a clear choice – a choice between more misplaced priorities and special interests from Dalton McGuinty, or a better choice for jobs, for change, and for a Tim Hudak government.

QUOTES:

“Changebook North shows what we’ve learned by listening. Charting a new course to Northern jobs and growth must not originate from Queen’s Park, but instead must rely on the input of Northern Ontario families and businesses themselves.”
-Tim Hudak, Ontario PC Leader

“The Southern Ontario special interests, with their fantasy view of what Northern living really is, have far too much say over decisions that affect actual Northern families. A Tim Hudak government will stand up to the special interests and deliver change that brings more jobs to Northern communities that need them.”
-Tim Hudak, Ontario PC Leader

QUICK FACTS:

■Tim Hudak served as Minister of Northern Development and Mines under a PC government that increased funding for Northern highway infrastructure improvements to an all-time high; doubled the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (which supports economic diversification and growth); and established Ontario as the top ranked place for mining in the world by bringing in significant tax cuts and credits.
■Dalton McGuinty has presided over the closure of 60 mills and the loss of 45,000 Northern jobs during his time as Premier. Ontario’s mining sector has dropped to 19th the world and 7th in Canada.
■Download your copy of changebook North today at www.changebook.ca/north

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