Maybe Tim Hudak doesn't think it's "corporate welfare" when Stephen
Harper does it
SCARBOROUGH, ON, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Tim Hudak's campaign stumbled for a
second time in two days as he visited a Scarborough success-story that
is a poster child for the kind of government funding partnerships Hudak
has promised to end and dismissed as "corporate welfare".
Less than four months ago, Automatic Coating Limited received $50,000
from FedDev Ontario for the expansion of its manufacturing line - the
grant leveraged a total investment of $403,000.
Company President Brad Bramford praised the partnership:
"The changes we have made in the plant have set the foundation for the
next 10 years and allow us to focus on the pipe line coating industry
as well as naval and manufacturing. Automatic Coating Limited's
automated pipe coating equipment will be a game changer in the
industry. The automated girth weld system will provide
state-of-the-art, efficient, safe and environmentally friendly ways of
coating pipeline. We appreciate FedDev Ontario's support of Ontario
manufacturing. It is helping us to bring innovation to Canada and the
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So did Federal Conservative Minister Gary Goodyear
"Our Government's investment in SMART Prosperity Now is a step forward
in helping manufacturers in southern Ontario to improve productivity
and reach global markets. I am pleased to see innovative companies like
Automatic Coating Limited make the most of these opportunities."
Hudak's stumble comes just one day after Hudak refused to admit he
planned to cancel the Ontario Music Fund in front of one of the fund's
biggest promoters who was hosting his campaign event. The Music
industry CEO publicly rejected Hudak's plan to cancel business
partnerships when he learned of Hudak's plans.
Image with caption: "Minister Goodyear visiting Automatic Coating Limited. (CNW Group/Ontario Liberal Party)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140506_C6847_PHOTO_EN_40037.jpg
SOURCE: Ontario Liberal Party
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