February 24, 2017

Ontario’s job losses could drive you to drink: Liberal policies chase away Bacardi plant

Brian LilleyArchive

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.

Brampton voted Liberal at both levels of government, so no Liberal MP or MPP is going to say much about their government’s job killing 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.

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commented 2017-03-03 14:25:20 -0500
This is not a mistake.Wynne bag said it last year that taking down the economic engines in Gontario was good for the planet.Earth to Wynne you and Trudeau are traitors to Canada.
commented 2017-02-26 04:01:07 -0500
Another one bites the dust. Drink some Fort Gary Dark Ale, and support the Manitoba brewery.
commented 2017-02-25 14:01:13 -0500
Bacardi got $350,000 to keep 51 jobs in Ontario. I employ 22 and can’t go anywhere. Where’s my $160,000?
commented 2017-02-25 10:57:34 -0500
Gerry Fladager…..Great post. I HOPE PEOPLE READ IT.
commented 2017-02-25 10:57:34 -0500
Gerry Fladager…..Great post. I HOPE PEOPLE READ IT.
commented 2017-02-25 09:18:27 -0500
Only four things holding Canada back Ont.fiberauls Alberta communists Trudeau Marxists and all are being supported by the C.B.C.
commented 2017-02-25 07:58:59 -0500
Let me see, power rates in Florida are a fraction of those in Ontario, those power rates are unlikely to increase due to Trumps pro-energy policies, Trump is cutting burdensome regulations daily also Republicans are promising to reduce corporate taxes and simplify the tax code. Golly gee, where would you want to set up business? The Buttsian green “alternate economy” is leading up to an economic disaster.
commented 2017-02-24 21:03:56 -0500
George Taylor…
It seems like you have a fairly good grip on the English language so I will be quite frank with you.
“It’s too expensive to do business here stupid.. they moved south”
commented 2017-02-24 19:28:19 -0500
No cigar. You didn’t identify the actual reason Bacardi is leaving in spite of it receiving a $340,000 grant. That in itself is rather shocking and needs to be investigated. Did they just rip us all off? Then you suggest that Liberal policies are driving away business. The only specific thing you mention is the price of electricity. Surely the price of electricity is not the only factor? And how much control does the government have over that in the short term?

Your report casts dispersions on the Liberal government with no specifics. Now I am ready to believe anything bad about them, because their policies on many other issues are bankrupt, but I am also a critical thinker and I base my opinions on facts, not emotion. You haven’t supplied me with any in this piece. Not up to the usual Rebel Media standards.
commented 2017-02-24 19:15:05 -0500
What a legacy. Turning a prosperous province into a have not all for the sake of her grandkid. Worse by far than Bob Rae who drove me back out west.
commented 2017-02-24 19:05:56 -0500
Jamie it does not matter when they will lose even more than that.
commented 2017-02-24 16:25:55 -0500
You only have part of the story. Wynnedigo shelled out a $350,000 grant to Bacardi less than a year ago, and they took the money and screwed off. So, as far as I’m concerned, Bacardi deserves just as big of a boycott as the Bastards that handed out our dollars.
commented 2017-02-24 16:20:52 -0500
She will just add 20 government jobs to the area, make sure another extra 20 people get hooked on social assistance, won’t give a damn about the last 11, pile on more debt to pay for it and win another mandate. Simple.
commented 2017-02-24 16:12:38 -0500
CBC is going to spin this as the Trump effect. “It’s Trumps’ fault all our jobs are relocating” the MSM will report!!! This is terrible. There will more to follow with the anti business policies of the current gov’t. Wynne & Trudeau are making it impossible to compete with the USA. On a side note Bacardi is a pretty big a$$ for taking the grant money & then skippin town.
commented 2017-02-24 16:10:41 -0500
Thanks for that Brian… And an excellent choice of a cover photo to boot… Winnie The Poo waving “Hello Suckers!…”