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MULCAIR CHAMPIONS JOBS ON SW ONTARIO MOMENTUM TOUR IN BRANTFORD
Slams Stephen Harper for the Loss of 400,000 manufacturing jobs
BRANTFORD — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in Brantford yesterday, joined by NDP candidate Marc Laferriere (Brantford-Brant), as part of his six city Southwestern Ontario Whistle-Stop Harper tour. Over 300 attended the early morning rally at Laferriere’s campaign office.
“If Ontarians want to defeat Stephen Harper and have better healthcare, cleaner air and water, and real opportunities for jobs and growth, it’s the NDP that will deliver,” said Mulcair. “We can build the Canada of our dreams, and it starts right here in Southwestern Ontario.”
Mulcair slammed Harper for his failures on health care, the environment and for losing 400,000 manufacturing jobs, including more than 43,000 in Canada’s auto sector.
“Tom Mulcair is a strong leader who will help families get ahead and fight for good jobs in Brantford,” said Laferriere. “Our policies for small business, manufacturing, the automotive sector and agri-business would be a real help for our riding.”
On TPP negotiations, Mulcair also slammed the Conservatives and the Liberal Party for their lack of support for the auto industry. He cited a statement by a senior Trudeau advisor advocating letting the big 3 automakers go bankrupt.
“Stephen Harper hasn’t stood up for auto jobs, and Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party simply won’t,” said Mulcair. “An NDP government will fight for auto jobs with a national auto strategy, support manufacturing, and invest in innovation.”