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Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak says a million people are out of work in the province.
Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak says a million people are out of work in the province.
(GEOFF ROBINS/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ontario reality check: Are Hudak’s energy plans realistic?

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s campaign team continue to battle nagging questions about his campaign promise to generate $20-billion in economic activity and 5,000 jobs by ending subsidies for renewable power to bring down electricity costs.

The pledge has raised concerns that a future Tory government would renege on wind and solar electricity contracts entered into by a government agency, the Ontario Power Authority, with Canadian and international power producers. Mr. Hudak has insisted contracts will be honoured.