April 27, 2015

No Goodyear in Kathleen Wynne's Ontario

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

More bad news for jobs in Ontario.

A few weeks ago it was Toyota that announced it was shutting down some of its production in Canada and now Goodyear has announced it's expanding into Mexico instead of Ontario.


Because Ontario's power prices and the insecurity of the power system.

Being shut down in the middle of production costs you millions of dollars.

Liberals spend billions on subsidized wind turbines while the grid isn't functioning to the level required by a first world economy.

Can you blame Goodyear for choosing Mexico over Ontario?


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commented 2015-04-30 01:24:41 -0400
Those companies left Ontario, because Wynne made the business climate less than hospitable, also the union bosses in the Caterpillar instance in London, didn’t want to set a precedent by accepting what they considered a bad deal. Catepillar had a bottom line and left. It was the union bosses who were responsible for leaving half a population of that city jobless. All the union bosses were concerned about was that precedent. Harper cognisant of the importance of such a significant employer in that town, gave tax cuts in hopes that it would tip the balance back in favour of them staying. If you think that is handing over 10 million of our bucks then what can I say. You are wrong. If you want to be pissed off, shout at Wynne, and the all powerful union in that province who would rather see large employers leave than reconsider their criminal lack of ethics.

Take a look outside of your province. It doesn’t have too be that way. Wynnes an idiot, and you are all union whores, that’s your problem.
commented 2015-04-29 20:59:54 -0400
Laying Levant was run out of Manitoba on a lawsuit and brings his brand of bafflegab to Ontario. Hopefully it’s only a matter of time until he puts his foot in his ovedrsized mouth and gets Global another lawsuit to play with. As far as his ‘outrage’ about Toyota and Firestone go, he should know – better than most of us – that moving the plant to Mexico is a no brainer due to the ‘one continent’ trade policy his pals in Ottawa are quietly slipping in while we’re all scared about internet surveillance and mad midgets making us hide in closets.

Here’s another heads up Oscar – Firestone which has been manufacturing tires since long before you started dribbling on yourself, should know by now that in a sensitive process like curing rubber – an uninterrupted power supply is essential. Most businesses – and a lot of Canadians – buy things called ‘generators’ to look after that eventuation. Winter in Ontario, or even in Metro Tronna, (as you say what, 6 outages? Really.) , is a crapshoot that the weather won’t leave you freezing in the dark without a recharge for your phone. Back up power these days, too, is a no brainer.

Firestone went south for the same reason Caterpillar – remember them (they engineered a one-year strike before they ‘baled out’ – after the Steverino had given them $10 million of our bucks to help them stay), they used the money to pack for the relocation to Illinois. And this year to the Contadora Zone with the rest of the ‘good guys’ – so Ontario isn’t alone in getting reverse-porked. They can buy security from gang warfare cheaper than you and I, Elzivir, can buy an electrical grid. And sell there stuff up here duty- free for the price of the diesel to truck it here-( a tax write off) – a great way to ‘maximize profit’, for the cost savings realized won’t show up in the price at Crappy Tire..

So let’s not point fingers, Ira. Put them together and offer some words to the Big Guy that He don’t let it happen to anybody – even the Tories – again. Maybe you’ll go stateside someday, like Gomeshi or your cousin Crum- they’d eat you up on Faux TV. And we’d still luv ya, Oliver. .
commented 2015-04-28 19:13:17 -0400
Wow, Ezra, thanks for saying it like it should be said… esp the reference to North Korea…
What a tragedy, when Ontario voters wake up, I hope there’s something left of their province.
commented 2015-04-27 23:20:02 -0400
Krazy Wynne suffers from cognitive dissonance. The facts just don’t match with her flawed beliefs and ideas. Keep stuffing the facts in her face.
commented 2015-04-27 20:45:04 -0400
Rod T. that’s when Albertans called us refugees from the republic of BC., but I think its even worse in wynne’s Ontario today.
commented 2015-04-27 20:30:08 -0400
eventually we are going to get what everyone else wants, whoever everyone else is
commented 2015-04-27 20:14:38 -0400
I find it rich when in question period the opposition blames Prime Minister Harper for the job losses.
commented 2015-04-27 19:39:48 -0400
Kathleen Wynn will not get it through her head. She is destroying Ontario but if she even recognizes that her ego will not allow her to accept that fact.

To all those Ontarians that voted Liberal last election, smack yourself up side the head because you are an -—. (fill in the blank yourself)
commented 2015-04-27 17:35:24 -0400
Where have I seen this before? Oh yeah…in B.C. when the Glen Clark’s NDP were in power. Companies and corporations were lined up at the door to escape the province because of nutty policies.
commented 2015-04-27 17:11:55 -0400
Thats true, it won’t just be Ontario in the toilet, it is spreading like a bad rash.
commented 2015-04-27 16:42:56 -0400
Farming, Mineral Mining, Oil/Gas Drilling, Processing/Manufacturing = Backbone Industries, as in what your province needs as its essentials, and is also what your “Diversified Economy” needs at its base as well. Everything after that is a Support Industry, because on a provincial scale, Tourism just does not make enough, and all your electrical, water, heating, and sewer (even self managed) needs, all require these industries in some form, or even combined form, and don’t get me started on clothes, gadgets, and your own home, even your dishes are not immune.

I think Ontarians need to wake up, stand up, and remove Wynne and the Liberals from office, because their policies are killing the province, and slowly dragging the rest of Canada down with it, we just haven’t gotten quite to that point yet.
commented 2015-04-27 16:41:09 -0400
Thanks for telling us Ezra BUT we have 3 more years for another crack at these no-nothings. What is wrong with manufacturing? NOTHING it seems the rest of the world wants to manufacture. We all can’t work for the government. It’s time we down sized the government by 59% we can’t afford them we’re going bankrupt as a province why can’t they see it. Unfortunatly we are sufferring these socialists.
commented 2015-04-27 15:59:17 -0400
If it was only power prices they would go to Quebec. I suspect it is also the labour costs and the lower productivity of our manufacturing force due to many inputs such as unions and regulations.
commented 2015-04-27 15:24:15 -0400
A very true honest observation Liza …The lieberals in this country seem to be undermining this country from within just like the lieberals are doing in the USA……….
commented 2015-04-27 15:12:24 -0400
Ontario is like someone who has just received a diagnosis of diabetes and is afraid of needles and does not want to cut down on sugar…and yes the prognosis of the gangrene that has set in in Detroit spreading to Ontario is very real.
commented 2015-04-27 15:03:44 -0400
Wait, people were hoping that Goodyear would expand in Ontario? I believe that’s what’s called “hoping against hope”.
commented 2015-04-27 14:52:38 -0400
When I was growing up in Ontario it was the engine of the country. There was so much going on. People who vote for wynne should take a tour of Detroit, which was also booming at the same time Ontario was in its hayday. That is what their province is on the way to and soon. Michigan is now the Islamic capitol of the U.S. When whole cities are abandoned, a vacuum is created and a vacuum is always filled.
commented 2015-04-27 14:15:16 -0400
I don’t blame Goodyear but then I don’t much blame anyone for anything.

Ontario voters were intimidated, just as Mexican voters are intimidated.

Maybe in 2018 we’ll get a better result.

Ontario Conservatives need to elect a PC leader who can beat not just Wynne but also the NDP. I haven’t seen any rebel discussion about who the best candidate is, Elliott or Brown. Whoever is elected leader must work every minute from now until 2018 to court Ontario. Otherwise, Ontario will go NDP in 2018 and then truly all will be lost.

First we need to defeat the left federally.
commented 2015-04-27 14:14:31 -0400
$0.3 Trillion in Ontario debt. And Pig Wynne is the bag holder.

Hey Wynne – don’t you have some pedophile curriculum to work on?? Stupid pig!!!
commented 2015-04-27 14:07:42 -0400
For crying out loud Ontario!!!!!! Revolt!!!!! Your going to bring down the rest of Canada
commented 2015-04-27 14:05:04 -0400
It’s easy to gloat over this mismanagement and the payback for voters who elected Wynne’s Liberals, but, overall, it is bad for Canada.
commented 2015-04-27 14:02:57 -0400
Liberal voters deserve what they get! I am waiting for an extra strong gust of wind (Wynne) to blow through Ontario and carry Wynne and her cohorts to Siberia. (Even that is too good a place for her)!