DAVE AGAR

Wednesday, October 1 Commentary

Posted By: Dave Agar · 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

It was former Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak, who thought government handouts to corporations were a waste of taxpayers money.  He called it "crony capitalism" during the PC's ill-fated last election campaign.

So I assume there's a little gloating going on within the Liberal government at Queen's park and the Conservatives in Ottawa.   Their collective 1-hundred-42-million dollar investment as part of Ford Canada's 7-hundred-million dollar revamp at the Oakville assembly plant is paying off.

Ford will soon be making the 2015 Ford Edge crossover utility vehicle for the global market and it will be the only Ford plant so doing.

Ford needs employees...more than a thousand.

Ford of Canada CEO Dianne Craig told the Star last night that the government investment sure helped and so did the union, Unifor because in the last collective agreement the union agreed to lower the starting wages and benefits for new hires.   The start ...

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