Watch video above: Jeff Bennett appears to question the Million Jobs Plan.
TORONTO – A Progressive Conservative candidate in London is blaming politics for a short, 16-second video that appears to show him criticizing PC leader Tim Hudak’s “Million Jobs Plan.”
Jeff Bennett can be heard questioning whether or not Hudak’s jobs plan will actually create jobs.
“I personally don’t even believe that Mr. Hudak is in a position to go out and create a million jobs,” he said. “I don’t believe that government creates jobs.”
He begins to say, “but in my years as an investment advisor…” but the video is cut off.
The video is being circulated online by Liberal supporters.
But Bennett defended his comments on AM980’s Craig Needles show Thursday morning.
“One hundred per cent I believe in the plan,” Bennett said. “My overall message was ‘This is the plan to take the province in a positive direction.’”
Audio: Listen to Bennett’s full interview on AM980
Bennett explained Hudak is not about to hire a million people but rather the plan creates a better atmosphere for job creators.
However, economists have been questioning whether or not it will help create jobs.
PremierKathleen Wynne called the plan “complete and utter fiction” Thursday morning and suggested Hudak should come clean about the realities of the plan.
“It can really be hard to admit when you’ve made a mistake, but it’s the right thing to do,” she said. “That’s what we tell our kids and it’s what I say to Tim Hudak today.”