Member’s Statement: Investing Big in Kingsville

All of us remember that, under a Liberal government, 300,000 jobs fled the province of Ontario. But I have good news, because those jobs are coming back. They’re coming back to my riding of Essex, and they’re coming back to the town of Kingsville.

I had the pleasure of going to Kingsville with the Minister of Economic Development and Trade. He brought a provincial investment of $1 million to the town of Kingsville, and that $1 million is going to be matched by $11.5 million from business investors, for a total of $12.5 million of manufacturing investment in the town of Kingsville. That’s a town of 21,000 people, so $12.5 million is a big deal. It’s going to create 29 jobs—good jobs, skilled jobs, jobs you can start a family with, jobs you can build a house with.

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the Minister of Economic Development and Trade—and I want to thank the leadership of the Premier.

I want to congratulate Idol Core Industries of Kingsville and MC3 Manufacturing of Kingsville for creating good, long-lasting jobs for the people of the county of Essex.