IGT layoffs another example of corporate welfare hurting province and workers, Cardy says

FREDERICTON – NDP Leader Dominic Cardy, reacting to the announcement of 67 layoffs at Moncton’s IGT, called on the Liberal government to finally put an end to the corporate welfare.

“Less than a year ago, the government gave this company $5 million of taxpayers’ money,” Cardy said, “and now the company has fired sixty seven workers.”

“This is just the latest in a long list of egregious examples of how Liberals and Tories waste public dollars on companies which do not benefit the province,” Cardy said.

“Sixty seven people are now set to join the already-long unemployment line in New Brunswick,” Cardy said. “I hope Premier Gallant thinks about this the next time he and Bruce Fitch squabble over what he actually meant when promising five thousand new jobs.”

“We simply need to stop wasting money on these failed and outdated excuses for economic policy,” Cardy said.

“This Liberal government is already attacking seniors and teachers to pay for their rainy day fund,” Cardy said. “I would suggest that Mr. Gallant get out and talk to ordinary New Brunswickers instead of his backroom Liberal friends because the rain is already pouring. Just ask the sixty seven people who now don’t have a job.”

“The NDP’s policy has been to implement a New Jobs Tax Credit,” Cardy said. “This provides proven incentive to create new permanent jobs as opposed to wasting millions buying temporary ones.”

“New Brunswick deserves better.”