Conservative Job Record Betrays Goodyear's Message

OTTAWA – As Minister of State Gary Goodyear attends a ‘good news’ announcement this morning in London his message is contradicted by the facts.

“Since Caterpillar shut down Electro-Motive Diesel in 2012, Londonders have really seen the affects of Conservative mismanagement of the manufacturing sector,” said Irene Mathyssen (London Fanshawe).

According to the government’s own data, since November 2006 there are 11,300 fewer manufacturing jobs in London; 10,800 fewer total jobs in London; and 2,600 more unemployed workers in the Forest City. (Cansims 282-0116, 282-0111)

“450 jobs were lost at Electro-Motive Diesel in 2012; 740 jobs were lost when Heinz announced it was closing their Leamington plant just a couple weeks ago,” said. Mathyssen. “When you look at the numbers it’s clear Conservatives have simply been unable to protect good paying Canadian jobs.”