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Hudak expected to give details of job plan

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader is expected to reveal details of his plan to create one million jobs during a campaign stop today north of Toronto.

Tim Hudak says the June 12 provincial election is about one thing and one thing only: jobs, and he boasts he can create a million of them if the Conservatives form the next government.

So far he's offered few specifics on his plan, which he says also includes lowering taxes, ending corporate welfare and reducing the debt.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will be campaigning in Niagara Falls and London, Ont., today, while Liberal Premier Kathleeen Wynne will be in Ottawa and Kingston.

Horwath said yesterday she couldn't trust the governing Liberals to implement their budget plan, which is why she said New Democrats would vote against it, triggering Wynne's election call.

Wynne toured hardware technology companies in Kitchener and Brampton yesterday to tout her government's efforts to bolster post-secondary education and help businesses.

Ontario voters got a taste of political ads in the first few days of the election campaign, but they won't be running on TV, radio or in print for the next two weeks.

Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa says a blackout on political advertising came into effect after Lt. Gov. David Onley signed the writs and remains in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 20.

Essensa says a blackout at the beginning of a campaign is only imposed if there's a snap election call and is aimed at preventing the governing party from gaining an edge by having political advertising ready to go as soon as the vote is announced.

A second blackout period begins at midnight on June 10 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on election day.

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