So important, this section! Here, the Plan talks about rewarding businesses that create jobs with tax credits, and gradually reducing small business taxes; attracting manufacturing through incentives for upgrades and expansions; actually investing in transit projects (rather than just flapping gums); and supporting people who want to work to do exactly that.
Definitely seems a lot more productive and positive than Hudak’s hammer (cut 100,000 good jobs, replace them with a “million” craptastic mcJobs) and Wynne’s totally empty toolbox.
Ontario needs to work. And, I strongly believe, most Ontarians want to work.
Investing in retraining, and in technology, creativity, manufacturing & small businesses just makes sense.
And yes, as a small business person (pest control and – reluctantly – landlording) I welcome the possibility of tax credits for creating positions…even though the reality is that because our business is seasonal, I’m unlikely to benefit. And as a post-secondary teacher, I welcome plans that will create jobs for students, rather than un-or-under-employment (as we have with Wynne already, and the Hammer plans to make worse)
I will, however, benefit if and when Ontario regains its position as a strong leader in Canada’s economy – and so will you.
So yep, in this section too, I can support the ONDP plan.