Ontario Liberal Clean Energy Plan Creating 50,000 Jobs

Flextronics And SunEdison Expand In Newmarket Thanks To Ontario Liberal Plan

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 announced today.

"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 forward, together."

SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party

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