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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)

Does Tim Hudak’s million-jobless claim measure up?

The Ontario Progressive Conservatives’ new campaign TV ad features party leader Tim Hudak lamenting that in Ontario, “There are one million people out of work.” It’s a big number, and it aligns neatly with Mr. Hudak’s “Million Jobs Plan” campaign platform. It’s also a number that’s a bit tricky to ferret out of Statistics Canada’s official labour statistics.