Voted in Toronto against Thunder Bay Bombardier Jobs
THUNDER BAY, ON, Sept. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Andrea Horwath has a lot of
nerve visiting Bombardier in Thunder Bay given her record of voting in
Toronto against the investments that helped create the jobs in the first place, Liberal
MPP Michael Gravelle said today.
"If Andrea Horwath had her way, there would be no new subway cars, no
new GO trains, and no good-paying jobs at Bombardier," said Gravelle.
"The NDP talks the talk in northern Ontario, but does the exact
opposite in Toronto."
In 2006, Horwath stood in the house and voted against investing $838
million in transit, including Toronto's Spadina subway extension.
Then in 2008, she stood and voted against a $382 million investment
including funding to replace and renew GO transit equipment.
"Andrea Horwath had the chance to support Thunder Bay families, instead
she played politics with Tim Hudak's PCs and voted against us," said
Gravelle pointed to other job-killing NDP policies including a crushing
$9 billion tax hike on business and Horwath's protectionist mining
scheme that will kill jobs by shutting Ontario's doors to global
"Ontario created 40,000 jobs in June alone. Ontario's economy is on
track, but the NDP's reckless tax hikes will put us off track at the
worst of times," added Gravelle.
"Ontarians remember what the NDP did to Ontario when thousands joined
the ranks of the unemployed. They did it before and they'll do it
again," concluded Gravelle. "Only the Ontario Liberal plan will move
the province forward, together."
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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