If you just wait a few years Ontario will qualify as a low cost country…

Jaguar considered Canadian plant before opting for ‘low-cost’ country

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. officials took a close look at Canada as the location for a new assembly plant – including visiting a potential site in Windsor, Ont. – but the company is now planning to locate the factory in a low-cost country.

The latest failure to land a new auto plant, which would have been an investment by an auto maker not already building vehicles in Canada, stings more than recent decisions by global car companies to locate in Mexico, sources familiar with the Canadian effort said. That’s because Jaguar Land Rover appeared to be seriously considering the Canadian bid, unlike investments in Mexico by Audi AG, BMW AG and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., where Canada was not on the radar screen.

I suppose rising hydro costs had nuthin to do with it…

Ontario has a low corporate tax rate, our “socialized medicine” used to be considered a competitive advantage to potential employers, we do have a skilled work force.

What could be the problem?  It makes no sense to  give away the farm as Mexico does.

  • The Goat

    Thank you CAW.

    • They be Unifor now aren’t they?

      • The Goat

        Different name, same stink.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Around 35 years ago, Howard Cosell fulminated that threats by professional sports teams to move their franchises from city to city were a form of blackmail. The predatory behavior of globalists seems to fit that pattern.

  • ontario john

    Yes but we have great homosexual parades.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Labor costs in the US represent about 8-9% of the total cost of manufacturing. Typically the issues that drive where factories are built are: is it close to their target markets, is it close to transportation and ports, are energy costs predictable and stable and last but not least, is the tax and regulatory regime onerous and/or confiscatory. In the US at least these are not Federal issues but instead are delegated to the states.

  • Edubeat

    Yup just ask the OSSTF/ETFO executive committees to give you as lesson in Ontario economics. You will then know by their teachings why it is called the dismal science.