Fed­eral Con­ser­va­tives launch De­fend Lo­cal Jobs tour

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - Editorial -

Canadian work­ers have been fac­ing a di­rect threat to their liveli­hood for months.

And de­spite hav­ing over a year to pre­pare for this sit­u­a­tion, Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau and his Lib­eral govern­ment have made it clear that they don’t have a plan.

Re­cently, the United States has de­cided to im­pose tar­iffs on Canadian steel and alu­minum im­ports. And now, they have threat­ened to im­pose tar­iffs on auto im­ports as well.

TD Bank is warn­ing that 160,000 jobs in the auto sec­tor are at risk — this means that 20 per cent of all man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs in Canada could be lost.

These tar­iffs have cre­ated un­cer­tainty in our steel, alu­minum and auto in­dus­tries, and they have left many Canadian work­ers wor­ried about what will be­come of their jobs.

This is why Canada’s Con­ser­va­tives have launched the De­fend Lo­cal Jobs tour.

We want to get the best ideas from work­ers, busi­nesses and lo­cal labour groups about how we can re­spond to this threat and pro­tect lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties that are most vul­ner­a­ble to these tar­iffs. We want to bring peo­ple to­gether to find so­lu­tions.

Con­ser­va­tives will al­ways stand up for Canadian work­ers — whether it’s in the steel, alu­minum and auto in­dus­tries or those who make their liv­ing farm­ing, fish­ing or in the forestry sec­tor.

And we will con­tinue to hold the govern­ment to ac­count when they fail to take ac­tion to de­fend lo­cal jobs.

Rob Moore

Con­ser­va­tive Shadow Min­is­ter for At­lantic Canada

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