Not too long ago I seem to recall that the Cons were dead against any money going to subsidize struggling industries. GM closed a plant in the finance minister’s riding and they shrugged. Meh. This is business, stuff happens, move to Alberta. But now that there’s an election, suddenly the Ford Motor Company is deserving of our tax dollars to reopen a plant.
Now whether subsidizing a domestic auto industry is a good thing or not is something that I’m sure you can debate, but I bet there are a bunch of soon-to-be-laid-off GM workers in Oshawa who get the feeling they were cheated because their plant ran into trouble too early for an election. Something to think about now that the cult of Harper ads are talking about how he’s principled and knows where he stands. Heh.