More businesses are looking at moving or expanding stateside rather than in Ontario and Wynne’s Liberals seem to think there’s nothing to worry about. Remember that mischievous kid from Mad Magazine, Alfred E. Neuman? Well, that’s Wynne and her assorted unworried cabinet ministers.
You already know companies are leaving Ontario due to high power prices and the new cap and trade system. Recently, an Ottawa greenhouse operation revealed cap and trade is now costing him over $6K on his energy bills.
At about $74K per year, that’s a really good salary for one or two workers at lower wages, and that’s the increase from cap and trade alone, money that Bob Mitchell from SunTech could be using to hire people instead of sending it to Wynne and company.
He gets nothing extra for that money, just less cash to keep his business running.
Watch as I share parts of a piece from The Financial Post highlighting more problems like this in the Toronto area including a specialty paint shop operating there since the 1950s that may be expanding into the U.S. instead of in Ontario.
There are others looking to the US, everything from plastics makers to food production companies. They just can’t make ends meet with out of control bills, and businesses won’t be getting that 25 percent cut that takes effect on July 1.
The piece asks Minister in charge, Brad Duguid, for comment. He seems oblivious but then, Liberals love creating jobs as long as it’s not dirty manufacturing.
Not everyone is going to be a computer engineer or programmer and they won’t all work in clean tech. A report from three years ago by the Liberal leaning Mowat Centre found that Ontario had lost 300K manufacturing jobs over a decade with the city of Toronto alone losing 20 percent of its manufacturing jobs.
This isn't good and cries out for a change in disastrous government policies driving companies away but the Liberals are tone deaf. The fact is, Wynne and the Liberals are driving Ontario’s economy into the ground with their green energy plans, their cap and trade system, their endless regulations for starting and operating a business in this province.
They know there’s a problem but they have no plan, and perhaps more importantly, no desire to fix it because of their green religion. They’d rather everyone be unemployed as long as they feel good about what they are doing for greenhouse gases.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, it is time to fire Wynne!
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