Monday, October 13, 2008

Give Jim Flaherty the boot

Brent believes that his first duty is to the hardworking people of Whitby-Oshawa. He will fight for:

• JOBS: a healthy automotive sector means keeping skilled jobs in Whitby-Oshawa, and that's good for everyone. That's why the Liberal Party announced its $1-Billion Advanced Manufacturing Prosperity Fund to support major investments in manufacturing and R&D facilities.

Brent has already secured a committment from the Liberal Party to the terms agreed to on September 7, 2008 that will see General Motors invest $290 million in both Oshawa and the St. Catharines transmission plant.

As part of this important agreement, GM will build a gasoline-electric hybrid version of a mid-size model at its car plant in Oshawa in 2010 and invest a minimum of $40 million to transform engineering facilities in the city to focus on development of environmental technology over five years.

• COMMUNITY: a stong community is the basis of a strong economy. Building and maintaining a vibrant community takes money for infrastructure. Not just roads and hydro, but well-funded schools, community centers, and after-school programs.

• INVESTMENT: Brent's long and successful career in the Investment Capital industry gives him a unique advantage. He has the experience and the skill-set to promote capital investment in Whitby-Oshawa's economy.

Together we can make Whitby-Oshawa into a thriving example of the Canadian spirit — a community dedicated to honest work, a better environment for our children, and hope for the future.