FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Canada is bleeding manufacturing jobs and it is only getting worse

August 3rd, 2016
Kitchener, ON
Office of Harold Albrecht, MP
Harold Albrecht, MP Kitchener-Conestoga

Canada continues to see a decline in manufacturing jobs across the country. Since the Liberals were elected in November, the manufacturing sector across Canada has lost nearly 45,000 jobs because of the economic policies of this Liberal Government. In Ontario, Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberals continue to drive many job-creating businesses out of our Province because they can’t afford to pay her high hydro prices and keep their employees.

Even with these staggering jobs losses, Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Wynne continue to raise taxes on businesses with their decision to impose a CPP tax-hike that will make it more expensive for Canadian companies to hire new employees. Conservatives have always known that small businesses are the backbone of our economy and are key suppliers to the manufacturing sector. By breaking their promise to lower the small business tax, it is clear that the Liberals do not support small businesses and the jobs they create.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has already shared his true vision for this vital sector by saying that Ontario is ready to “move beyond manufacturing-based employment”. (Jan. 20, 2015, Source: CBC) With one in five Canadian workers employed by the manufacturing sector, it’s concerning that the Liberals have shown little support for this crucial sector and the well-paying jobs that it creates for Canadians.

“The Liberal Government has shown not only in their first budget but throughout their first year in office that manufacturing jobs are not a priority to them. Whether it is breaking election promises to small business’ or introducing a mandatory increase to CPP contributions this sector is being choked by Trudeau’s Liberals when they should be supporting such an important sector”
Harold Albrecht, MP