May 14, 2014 5:25 am

Hudak to campaign in Toronto, Wynne and Horwath travel west of the city

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak speaks with trade workers at a hew housing development during a campaign stop promising to create 200,000 new skilled trade jobs in Vaughan, Ont., on Thursday, May 8, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO – Fresh off fleshing out his million jobs plan, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak campaigns in Toronto today with media interviews and a town hall.

While admitting 523,000 jobs would be created anyway if the province maintained the status quo of the last decade, Hudak said he can create half a million more with his proposed reforms.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath starts her day with a media event at Queen’s Park, followed by mainstreeting in St. Catharines and a visit to Brantford.

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Horwath opted for mainstreeting on Tuesday, and blasted the Liberals over auto insurance, saying payouts have been cut by billions of dollars, but motorists are seeing little benefit by way of lower premiums.

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne hits the road today with stops in Mississauga, Guelph and London.

In campaigning on Tuesday, Wynne tried to keep the focus on Hudak’s plan to cut 100,000 public sector jobs as she pitched her own plan to slay the $12.5-billion deficit by 2017-18.

Wynne also found herself defending her party’s vetting process over a trio of what opposition parties are calling “sexist” social media posts by Liberal candidates.

Wynne, who only knew of two “inappropriate” posts, said she would do all she could to ensure her party put up candidates worthy of public office.

Hudak said the biggest area for job growth would be allowing more apprentices in skilled trades and the party estimates it would create 170,240 jobs over eight years.

Hudak also promised to phase in a 10 per cent cut to personal income taxes after a Tory government balances the budget in 2016.

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