If Wynne’s bad policies drive you to drink then grab a bottle quick because the latest plant we’re losing is a booze plant. After almost 50 years in Brampton, Bacardi is shutting down their rum and vodka bottling operations and moving the jobs to Florida.
Fifty-one jobs are being lost. It’s not a huge number but it is part of a trend for Ontario under Kathleen Wynne.
Have you heard about this plant closing and the jobs being lost? Outside of some local coverage, it hasn’t really been in the media and no one’s calling on the government to do something, to fix their policies.
Watch as I take a look at the limited local coverage. Kudos to the Brampton Guardian for bringing this story to our attention and for getting a comment from the company about why these jobs are being lost and operations shipped off to Jacksonville, Florida.
You’ll see that the company specifically cited the changing business environment in Canada as the primary reason. If there wasn’t a policy issue, a political issue, then the company would have just muttered a generic comment about efficiency.
And the kicker? This company was just given a grant by a joint federal-provincial fund that was supposed to be about making the plant more efficient and keeping it in Brampton.
Ontario policies in particular, but likely some federal ones too, have chased this company away and it’s part of a pattern.
The province that used to be the economic engine of Canada is suffering under the Liberals. Ontario used to drive the country and until the Liberals disastrous policies on things like hydro, this province had never accepted a single equalization payment from the feds-only paid into it.
Ontario is now a have not province, one that will continue to have fewer and fewer jobs at places like Bacardi until the Liberals are finally gone.
Just another reason to fire Kathleen Wynne.