Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s plan to cut 100,000 jobs from the public
“Tim Hudak can’t seem to make up his mind. He says he wants to bring jobs to the
province, but then announced this morning that he plans to cut 20 percent of the jobs in
the public sector,” said Mark McKinnon, President of the Ontario Professional Fire
Fighters Association. “It’s scary to think that Mr. Hudak wants to cut 100,000 jobs – the
population of cities like Niagara Falls and Brantford – and put hard-working middle class
people out of work while the economy is still fragile just to balance the budget a little
McKinnon added that Hudak’s announcement indicated that he was prepared to protect
other public safety custodians – nurses, doctors, and police officers – but isn’t prepared
to do the same for fire fighters who are on call 24 hours a day.
There's more through the link. Incidentally, Hudak announced his plan to sack 1,000s at...wait for it... Barrie Country Club, where a "full golf membership" costs $999 and $369 per month. So, yeah, this crowd understands the need for austerity.