July 23rd, 2015

Mulcair highlights plan to champion Canadian manufacturing in Southwestern Ontario

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair continued his Ontario Tour for Change with a stop in Amherstburg. Mulcair outlined his plan to help middle-class families get ahead by standing up for Canadian manufacturing jobs.

“After 10 years of Stephen Harper, there are 200,000 more Canadians out of work than before the recession. Incomes are dropping and household debt is rising,” said Mulcair. “Stephen Harper has the wrong priorities and his plan isn’t working. Instead of helping middle-class families get ahead, the Conservatives have given Canada’s largest and most profitable corporations billions in tax breaks and done nothing to protect Canadian jobs.”

Amherstburg Mayor Aldo DiCarlo brought Mulcair to see some of the hardest hit areas in his community. The two discussed the challenges local middle-class families have faced in the wake of hundreds of manufacturing job losses under Stephen Harper. Mulcair highlighted his plan to encourage Canadian manufacturers to invest in innovation, R&D and stable full-time employment by introducing the Innovation Tax Credit.

“The manufacturing sector that once supported Southwestern Ontario has taken a beating under Stephen Harper,” said Mulcair. “Canada’s manufacturers and the communities that rely on them need a partner here at home and a champion on the world stage to attract investment. I will be that champion.”