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Leader of the opposition Tim Hudak speaks at Queens Park in Toronto on Monday December 9, 2013.
Leader of the opposition Tim Hudak speaks at Queens Park in Toronto on Monday December 9, 2013.
(Aaron Vincent Elkaim/Canadian Press)

Wynne, Hudak fiddle while Ontario’s deficit burns

Kathleen Wynne and Tim Hudak have divergent views on how to invigorate Ontario’s economy. But both will cost money that, right now, the province can ill afford.

Ms. Wynne, the Liberal Premier of Ontario, and Mr. Hudak, the Progressive Conservative Leader of the Opposition, both see kick-starting private-sector investment as a key to economic growth. Both this week talked about bold strategies to make that happen – approaches residing at opposite ends of a philosophical spectrum. Ms. Wynne’s is founded in spending; Mr. Hudak’s in tax cuts.