Musings —09.06.2011 01:07 PM—
This is about growing our economy, and also about our values.
What you are seeing from the PCs is the politics of anger, the politics of fear, resentment and division. What you get from Ontario Liberals is everybody working to move forward, together.
This is a tax credit for businesses that hire skilled Ontarians already living here to help them achieve the training they need for Ontario certification. So we’re talking about professions like lawyer, accountants or pharmacists who need Ontario job-experience in order to be certified here. These are folks who are in Ontario, but might be driving taxis instead of working in a pharmacy helping patients.
And Tim Hudak had a very similar proposal last year. He introduced legislation for 10 per cent wage subsidy for any business hiring a skilled newcomer in Ontario – and there was no cap to the program. Now he’s changed his tune. If you want the politics of anger and division, then vote for Hudak. If you want to work together to strengthen our economy and create more jobs for everyone, then Ontario Liberals have the right plan for you.
That’s not all.
The PCs seem to have a real problem with all things “foreign.” They’re against businesses coming to invest here in Ontario. They’re against students wanting to come here to do their research and contribute to our economy. And now they’re against skilled Ontarians living here putting their education to work for our economy.
They’ve got a problem with all things “foreign.” But to those thousands of workers at Toyota, and Honda, and Samsung – there’s nothing foreign about the paycheque they’re bringing home.
This tax credit should help about 1200 workers get the training they need. That’s giving people a leg up, not a hand out.
We need to move forward, together. Not move backwards, divided.