Flextronics And SunEdison Expand In Newmarket Thanks To Ontario Liberal
NEWMARKET, ON, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - The Ontario Liberal Plan has
delivered 20,000 new clean-energy jobs for Ontario families and is on
track to create 50,000 by the end of 2012, Premier Dalton McGuinty
"Our clean-energy economy is attracting 400 new jobs to Newmarket alone.
It's a vote of confidence in Ontarians' skills and education — our
greatest advantage when it comes to competing in the global economy and
building our clean-energy future," McGuinty said.
Premier McGuinty met clean-energy workers at the Flextronics solar panel
factory in Newmarket — among more than 30 businesses which have
announced since 2009 that they are setting up or expanding plants in
Ontario to manufacture parts for the solar and wind industry.
"This initiative signals a significant long term investment in the
Ontario solar market," said Carlos Domenech, President of SunEdison.
"We see tremendous opportunity in supplying high-quality panels to
accommodate the large volume of projects in the area."
Both opposition parties have said they'd scrap the Ontario Liberal clean
energy plan, killing the jobs it's creating.
"Ontario is on track for a stronger future," said McGuinty. "The
opposition would take us off track by killing those clean-energy jobs.
The Hudak PCs $14 billion hole would also mean deep cuts to education,
depriving us of the highly skilled workers who attract companies like
SunEdison and Flextronics. The Horwath NDP would introduce a crushing
$9 billion in job-killing taxes. Both would take Ontario off track at
the worst time. Our bold plan would position Ontario to become North
America's biggest manufacturer of clean technology. This is the way
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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