Excellent article. Thank you Lloyd!
Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.
Impact of a very bad government harms families
The news usually appears on the inside pages of the large Canadian media conglomerates. In the home town or local papers where plant closings occur, the news is bold headlined front page news for a few days at least. The impact on the families that relied on those jobs and made long term family decisions on the assumption of job security however, lasts a lifetime.
Southern Ontario was once the manufacturing hub of the province and the nation. The jobs paid well and prospects for a worry-free future were once solely dependent on each factory’s ability to produce good quality products for a world-wide market that suddenly threw its doors open for quality products worldwide.
And, so it went. At the macro level, international trade agreements increased potential markets thousands of times larger than the Canadian domestic market. At the one level…
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