Entries by Tim Hudak from 07/2012

Part 1: It's Time Ontario Helps Individuals, Not Unions

| Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada

Ontario can lead Canada again in competitiveness and job creation, but only by getting our economic fundamentals right. A big one is the need to open up economic opportunities for individual workers -- not union bosses. That's what "Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets" is all about.

Part 2: Give Workers the Chance to Say "No" to Old-Time Union Bosses

| Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Sometimes big challenges require big ideas. And big ideas mean big change. Ontario has bounced back before by thinking -- and acting -- with bold strokes. Ontario can again lead Canada in competitiveness and job creation by getting our economic fundamentals right. But a key step will be to open up economic opportunities for individual workers -- not old-time union bosses.

Part 3: How Closed Tendering Does Nothing to Help Everyday Workers

| Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada

Whether it is at the Pentagon, or the Toronto District School Board, the root of the problem is the same -- sweetheart deals made possible thanks to what's called closed tendering, allowing the well-connected to charge ridiculous rates for routine items or work. This is yet another example of outdated government policy that hurts our economy and reduces opportunities for individual workers and businesses.

Part 4: Cracking Ontario's Workplace Insurance Monopoly

| Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada Politics

When it comes to Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), it's time to "fix it now." Because there's a much bigger bill in our future.WSIB premiums are necessary, but they are also a tax on jobs. The objective should be to keep premiums reasonable while still meeting workers' needs. The WSIB has failed to achieve this goal. But successive governments at Queen's Park have gone the "fix it later" route. And the problem is now out of control.