RELEASE: Expanded research on local impacts of Hudak’s reckless cuts highlights devastation that would be caused in smaller communities across Ontario


(TORONTO) – New and expanded research shows that Hudak’s proposed cuts of 100,000 public sector jobs would have devastating effects across the province and lead to skyrocketing unemployment rates for many communities.

Smaller communities outside of Toronto and Ottawa that rely disproportionately on public sector jobs to keep their economies moving will be hit hardest by Hudak’s cuts. In some communities already reeling from the recent recession, the cuts will deepen economic hardship.

The summary below documents the estimated impacts of Hudak’s proposed 100,000 public service job cuts in an expanded list of towns and cities across Ontario:

Town or City (Census Metropolitan Area) Estimated job losses
Cornwall  787
Hawkesbury  137
Brockville  537
Pembroke  386
Petawawa  100
Belleville  1,146
Cobourg  251
Port Hope  258
Kawartha Lakes  1,196
Centre Wellington  418
Ingersoll  166
Woodstock  439
Tillsonburg  144
Norfolk  755
Stratford  427
Chatham-Kent  1,277
Leamington  452
Sarnia  1,032
Owen Sound  551
Collingwood  222
Orillia  489
Midland  517
North Bay  1,254
Elliot Lake  131
Temiskaming Shores  223
Timmins  748
Sault Ste. Marie  1,349
Kenora  339

The original research highlighted estimated job losses and unemployment figures in fourteen primarily larger communities. For full report, click here.

For further information:

Sid Ryan, OFL President: 416-209-0066 or @SidRyan_OFL

Lynn Simmons, OFL Communications: 416-795-1427 or

Craig Saunders, CUPE Communications: 416-576-7316 or

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