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Conservative MPP calls on Liberals to bring back Ontario manufacturing jobs

Substantial job losses in Ontario's manufacturing sector have one Progressive Conservative MPP calling on the provi...

August 15, 2005   Canadian Plastics

Substantial job losses in Ontario’s manufacturing sector have one Progressive Conservative MPP calling on the province to find a solution.
"This month’s jobs report by Statistics Canada should sound an alarm bell for the Provincial Government," said Ted Arnott, MPP for Waterloo-Wellington. "Last month Canada lost 26,000 manufacturing jobs. This is more than a mere one-month hit it’s a discouraging trend. Ontario has lost 52,000 of these key manufacturing jobs over the past year."
In May Arnott, tabled a resolution in the Ontario Legislature, which was geared towards increasing Ontario’s economic competitiveness and creating jobs.
It read: "That in the opinion of this House, the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs should immediately begin an investigation into Ontario’s industrial and economic competitiveness, to develop an action plan to maintain and expand our domestic and international markets in the coming years."
So far, Arnott has received endorsements from Canada’s Chemical Produces, of which vendors of thermoplastics such as BASF Canada Inc., E.I. duPont Canada Inc., and Arkema Canada Inc., are members.
Other endorsements for Arnott include, the Employer’s Advocacy Council and the C.D. Howe Institute, a non-profit organization with a mandate of improving Canadians’ standard or living by fostering economic development.


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