TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne and Tory Leader Tim Hudak will focus on education today as they continue campaigning for the June 12 election.
Wynne will stop Centennial College in Toronto and Niagara College in Niagara-on-the-Lake, while Hudak visits the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute in Toronto.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has a media event in downtown Toronto.
Hudak was forced to defend his “Million Jobs Plan” yesterday as a growing number of economists questioned the math behind the promise.
Hudak was adamant that the PC figures were right, saying he believes that permanent tax reductions for job creators, and more affordable energy is going to create jobs.
Wynne says it’s clear the Tories got their calculations “flat wrong,” and a number of prominent economists have poked holes in Hudak’s numbers.
Wynne, meanwhile, isn’t ruling out teaming up with the New Democrats to form a government if the Progressive Conservatives capture the most seats on June 12th, but fall short of a majority.
Wynne said she’s demonstrated that she can work in a minority parliament and promised to continue to do so if the Liberals fail to win a majority.
Horwath, who has called the Liberals corrupt, was tight-lipped on the subject of working with the Liberals.
But she says if the next federal government isn’t willing to tackle pension reform on a national scale, her party will consider moving forward with a provincial plan to help people save for retirement.
The governing Liberals’ May 1st budget – which Horwath shot down, triggering the election – called for the creation of an Ontario pension plan.
The New Democrats made no mention of a provincial pension plan in their election campaign platform, despite pitching a similar idea in 2010.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cabinet ministers have said the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan would hurt the economy.
© The Canadian Press, 2014