Not the “Real Change” Canadian workers are looking for.
It’s a bad time to be a Canadian worker. Wages are stagnant, job security is evaporating, and higher taxes are eating away at what we have left.
It’s an especially bad time to be a worker in the town of Brockville Ontario.
The Procter & Gamble plant – the largest industrial employer in the city – is shutting down, killing 500 high-quality manufacturing jobs.
Procter & Gamble announced the plant closure on Wednesday.
All 500 jobs will be moving to a massive manufacturing plant in West Virginia. The move will be completed by early 2021 at the latest.
Brockville is expecting serious economic struggle as a result of the plant closure.
As Mayor David Henderson told reporters, “It’s significant in our economy. When a plant like that shuts down and when you take one of those jobs out of a community, that job, the pay that was going to that person was buying cars, it was hiring people, it was going to the stores. There’s a ripple effect that happens.”
The workers in Brockville will be hit hard, with one employee saying there are entire families who are dependent upon jobs at the Proctor & Gamble plant.
Canada Last, America First?
Policies and attitudes have consequences. While the elites have enjoyed laughing at the new American administration, beyond the “news” headlines, workers in West Virginia stand to benefit, while Canadian workers in Brockville will suffer. While the elites revel in their false sense of superiority, it turns out that lower taxes and lower regulations will bring in jobs, while higher taxes and higher regulations will kill jobs.
While Canada’s elites are virtue-signalling on the world stage, Canadian jobs are being lost to the United States as a result of decisions made by our leaders.
When it comes to economic competition, America is increasingly first, and Canada is increasingly last. And our workers our paying the price.
Meanwhile, banks make massive profits even as ratings are cut
As I’ve said many times, the elites always ensure that the banks profit no matter what else is happening in the economy. Canadian banks are reporting massive profits, even as they are under increasing stress from credit rating downgrades and concern over the Canadian housing market.
Once again, the banks profit while Canadian workers struggle.
This is a direct result of the Trudeau economy. By concentrating power in government, increasing taxes, and increasing regulations, Trudeau sends a signal to businesses that they should look elsewhere to succeed. This makes Canada less competitive, and it has a devastating impact on the lives of real Canadians. And it doesn’t help that Trudeau’s destructive federal policies are replicated at the provincial level, dealing a double-dose of damage.
Of course, Trudeau doesn’t spend much time around real Canadians, and he certainly doesn’t know what it’s like to be a Canadian worker. It’s not his elitist friends losing their jobs, so he could care less.
The loss of 500 jobs in Brockville shows the urgency of defeating Justin Trudeau (and Kathleen Wynne). So long as we have a leader who only serves the banks and foreign interests, Canadian workers will continue to suffer.
The elites want to hide their many failures behind political correctness, deception, and manipulation. We need to push back and spread the truth. That’s why I write.
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