Oxford Businesses Support Million Jobs Act

QUEEN’S PARK –MPP Ernie Hardeman’s recent survey of Oxford business found that business operators believe legislation like the Million Jobs Act, which was introduced at Queen’s Park yesterday, would help their business grow.

“The Million Jobs Act addresses many of the challenges that our businesses are facing such as increasing hydro rates, trade barriers and red-tape,” said Hardeman. “Surveys are still coming in, but already over 77% of respondents have said that legislation that addresses these challenges would help them expand their businesses and create jobs.”

  • The Million Jobs Act was introduced yesterday by Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak. It would:
  • lower taxes and reduce debt;
  • ensure affordable energy;
  • train more skilled workers to meet the demand in trades and help young people find good jobs;
  • increase trade with our neighbours; and
  • cut red-tape and bureaucratic run around that inhibits job creation.


The legislation, if passed, is forecast to create 125,000 jobs per year for the next eight years.

“I’m pleased that so many Oxford businesses are supportive of this legislation,” said Hardeman. “It is part of our plan to get the province back on track and build a better Ontario.”

If Oxford businesses did not receive the 2014 business survey they can obtain a copy by contacting Hardeman’s office at 519-537-5222 or ernie.hardeman@pc.ola.org or can complete it online at www.ErnieHardemanMPP.com.

“Ontario is losing jobs – such as those at Heinz and Kellogs – because of the increasing cost and difficulty operating here,” said Hardeman. “This legislation would take concrete steps to keep companies in Ontario and create more jobs.”

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For more information, contact:
Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford
(416) 325-1239