Rising unemployment rate just latest symptom of Stephen Harper’s lost decade says local NDP candidate Skip Morrison.
New Democrat candidate Skip Morrison blasted Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the failure of his economic plan as Statistics Canada reported 10,600 jobs lost in Northeast Ontario in the past year.
“Sault Ste. Marie residents are paying the price for the Conservatives’ mismanagement with more than 10,000 jobs lost in northeastern Ontario in the past year, and the local unemployment rate on the rise,” said Morrison. “This has been Canada’s lost decade – 10 years of job losses, crumbling infrastructure and tax breaks for the wealthy with Sault Ste. Marie families paying the price.”
New jobs figures from Statistics Canada show the unemployment rate has climbed again in northeastern Ontario last month with 4,500 more unemployed people since January. There have been 10,600 jobs lost in the region since August 2014.
“After ten years, Stephen Harper’s plan just isn’t working. Canadians are working harder than ever, incomes are flat-lining and household debt is rising,” said Morrison. “Stephen Harper unconditionally handed tens of billions of dollars in tax breaks to large corporations as 400,000 well-paying manufacturing jobs disappeared.”
Tom Mulcair’s plan to grow the economy includes supporting small businesses, kick-starting Canada’s manufacturing sector; and investing in infrastructure. That’s why more and more Canadians are putting their trust in Tom Mulcair’s NDP to deliver the quality jobs that middle-class families need. Tom Mulcair has a plan and is ready to get the job done.