Mulcair slams Harper over manufacturing job losses

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair focused on his plan to kick-start manufacturing, support small businesses and create jobs, while blaming Stephen Harper’s failed plan for the loss of 400,000 manufacturing jobs at a campaign stop in Hamilton, Ontraio, on Tuesday.

“Stephen Harper’s plan isn’t working. Nearly 10,000 workers in Hamilton lost a manufacturing job on Stephen Harper’s watch, and Mr. Harper is once again leading Canada into recession,” said Mulcair. “The NDP has a concrete plan to create manufacturing jobs and help small businesses right here in Hamilton and across Canada.”

An NDP government will cut the Small Business tax rate from 11 per cent to 9 per cent, a plan endorsed by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. This cut will help small business to invest in growth and new jobs, as well as strengthen our economy, and will be fully implemented in the first two years of an NDP mandate, said Mulcair.

“I love to play outside with my grandchildren and I know they would love these natural playgrounds designed and built here at Bienenstock,” said Mulcair. “Hard working, small businesses like Bienenstock are creating the majority of new jobs in Canada. Our plan will help them grow and succeed.”

On October 19, voters in Hamilton and across Canada have a clear choice; four more years of Harper or the NDP’s concrete plans to bring change to Ottawa, he said.