Statement from MPP Laurie Scott on the closure of General Electric in Peterborough

Published on August 25, 2017

“I am deeply saddened by the closure of Peterborough’s General Electric plant – an economic engine and fixture in our community for more than a century. My heart goes out to the 300 employees, their families, and the entire community of Peterborough and the surrounding area. I hope that everything possible is done to help them land on their feet.

Under the Liberals, Ontario has lost more than 350,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs. The reality is that whether it’s soaring hydro rates, uncompetitive taxes, or burdensome red tape, manufacturers have lost confidence in Ontario's business climate and are moving jobs elsewhere. The closure of Peterborough GE plant is the latest example proving that life is harder under the Wynne Liberals.”