Ottawa nixes aid for auto industry
KAREN HOWLETT AND GREG KEENAN
Globe and Mail Update
January 16, 2008 at 12:06 PM EST
The Harper government has refused to provide financial aid to the auto industry, including funding to support a $300-million plan to reopen a shuttered engine plant in Windsor, Ont.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said this morning that Prime Minister Stephen Harper made it clear when he met with the premiers last Friday that Ottawa is not prepared to inject funding into specific projects.
“He told me very directly, ‘look, I operate at the macro level. We'll cut taxes, offer some regional incentives, but we're not prepared to take it one step down,'” Mr. McGuinty said.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
No money for Ford in Windsor
If you believe Dalton McGuinty, that is. We all know where that's got us in the past.