International Trade Creates Jobs, Makes Ontario Economy Stronger
TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Ontario Liberals will double the number
of trade missions led by the Premier from four to eight over the next
four years, announced Premier Dalton McGuinty.
"Developing stronger trade ties has helped Ontario businesses grow and
build a stronger, more competitive economy here at home," said
McGuinty. "We'll continue to improve the partnerships we've made so far
and reach out to new markets that are growing."
Since 2003, Premier McGuinty led seven trade missions to several
different countries: China, India, Israel and the West Bank, Japan and
Pakistan. These trade missions have contributed $1.7 billion to
Ontario's economic growth and created 2,000 jobs for Ontario families.
The trade mission to India in 2009 also led to Toronto hosting the
International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards. The event drew over
500 people from the Indian film industry, about 40,000 visitors and an
international television audience of more than 600 million.
The PCs have $14 billion in unfunded giveaways and tax cuts that would
mean deep cuts to hospitals and schools. The Hudak PCs' hostility to
foreign investment would add uncertainty in an already uncertain time
for Ontario's job creators.
The Horwath NDP would introduce a crushing $9 billion in job-killing
taxes, which would kill Ontario's economic recovery by scaring away new
business investment. Only Ontario Liberals have a plan to move Ontario
forward by attracting new business investment.
"With economic uncertainty around the world and especially in the US and
Europe, Ontario has to expand and diversify its trade opportunities,"
said McGuinty. "In today's global economy, that means working together
with businesses both here at home and abroad to create jobs for Ontario
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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