Economic Luncheon Highlights Need for Change

January 30, 2014


CORNWALL – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry job creators and service providers gathered in Cornwall today to hear MPP Vic Fedeli and MPP Jim McDonell deliver a talk about the economic outlook for Ontario.

“The current Government have presided over a decade of squandered opportunity” – said MPP Jim McDonell. “Under their watch, life for all Ontarians has become less affordable due to the spiraling cost of hydro, over-regulation and their tax-and-spend policies that have driven tens of thousands of jobs out of the Province. Their only jobs plan is for more minimum-wage jobs, as the uncompetitive business environment that they created fails to attract advanced manufacturing and the jobs of the 21st century. The longer they stay in power, the greater the fiscal challenges we will need to overcome if we want to be prosperous again.”

MPP Vic Fedeli has toured Eastern Ontario outlining the financial situation of the Province.

“In every city we have visited, stakeholders have one concern: How can they deliver jobs and services while our debt load and unsustainable spending continue drive up the cost of servicing our obligations” – said MPP Fedeli. “We have witnessed the present Government ignoring the feedback of key stakeholders in Ontario’s economy. Tim Hudak and our Caucus are determined to make the Province competitive and attractive to business again, in order to give Ontarians quality, skilled, well-paying and secure jobs suited for an advanced economy”.

Attendees at the luncheon discussion included local businesses and social service agencies. “Good jobs and thriving businesses provide the tax base upon which we can build and maintain the best Government and social services” – MPP McDonell concluded. “By eroding our foundations, the Government is endangering our healthcare, education and social safety net. Many of my constituents will be affected by the increasing fiscal pressures caused by the growing debt. It is time to change course and return Ontario to its rightful place as the economic engine of Canada”.