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.
Ottawa nixes aid for auto industry


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.