Premier Kathleen Wynne toured Omega Tool Corp. in Windsor today to stress the importance of building partnerships with the auto sector that create good, high-paying jobs.
Joined by Windsor West Liberal candidate Teresa Piruzza, Premier Wynne toured the family owned business and global leader in plastics tooling used in the auto sector. The company boasts almost 200 full-time employees and has benefited from direct support from the Liberal government.
Liberals know that succeeding in today’s fiercely competitive auto sector requires Ontario to enter into strategic partnerships with business. These partnerships produce real and lasting results – good, well-paying jobs today and tomorrow. That is why the Liberal government:
Liberals will build on the success of these partnerships with business with a ten-year, $2.5 billion Jobs and Prosperity Fund that will help secure investments that create jobs, increase productivity and help businesses compete globally. The fund was contained in the 2014 Liberal Budget. Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals will re-introduce the Budget if re-elected on June 12.
Andrea Horwath and the NDP chose not to support the Budget, putting these partnerships and high-paying jobs at risk.
Tim Hudak and the PCs oppose working with the auto sector, or any of Ontario’s key industries, to produce lasting economic benefits. When Chrysler Canada was considering a long-term commitment to its Windsor and Brampton plants and the 8,000 workers who operate them, the Hudak PCs opposed any role for government in supporting Chrysler’s investment.
“Ontario is in a global competition for jobs, and the auto sector is no exception. I am proud of the partnerships we have had with the auto sector, and the jobs those partnerships have helped protect and create. Tim Hudak says we should sit on our hands, focus on firing people and slashing services. That stands in stark contrast to our unwavering support for the auto sector.”
— Premier Kathleen Wynne
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