Ontario’s Jobs Crisis has now worsened – MPP Barrett

For immediate release:
November 4, 2011

Simcoe —Statistics Canada has indicated that October meant more job losses for the people and families of Ontario.

“According to today’s Statistics Canada report, Ontario lost 75,000 full-time jobs in October, while the rest of Canada combined actually added full-time jobs,” Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett indicated. “Of these job losses, Ontario lost another 16,000 manufacturing jobs in October, bringing the total net manufacturing jobs lost under Dalton McGuinty to 305,000.

“This marks the 58th straight month that Ontario’s jobless rate has been above the national average.”

The losses have meant another 0.5 per cent hike in the unemployment rate to 8.1 per cent, helping push the national unemployment rate up to 7.3 per cent.

“Yesterday marked the third anniversary of Ontario being a have not province – accepting welfare payments from other, more prosperous Canadian provinces,” Barrett noted. “When is government going to realize the devastating impact of their economic policies?”

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Toby Barrett at 1-800-903-8629 or 519-428-0446