There was a strange debate at the Ontario Legislature on Monday. It was a disagreement not over policies or a scandal, but over the state of the labour market in Ontario.
Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak said: "Premier, in review of your first year in office, I noticed that Ontario didn't create a single new job, that we lost as many jobs in the province as we gained. … [we're] on the wrong track. We're losing jobs -- 39,000 jobs in December alone."
And Premier Wynne responded: "… he's got his information wrong. There have been 93,000 net new jobs created in this province just in the last year."
So who's right? Is Ontario's labour market recovering like Wynne says, or is it shrinking like Hudak says? And why are there conflicting numbers?