Patrick Brown claimed: “We got to fix our fundamentals on red tape”
Fact: Our government won a golden scissors award for cutting red tape and just yesterday we announced further measures to reduce red tape
Patrick Brown claimed: “I’m worried about our pitch to Amazon right now. Last time, they wanted to come to Ontario, they went to Quebec because of, on their big data centre, because of hydro prices”
Fact: This isn’t true. In fact Amazon just opened up a high tech distribution facility in Brampton creating 700 jobs
Patrick Brown claimed: “FAO said that [raising the min wage]” will actually cause poverty
Fact: The FAO never said that, you can check out his report. Also studies written over the past number of years – including work done by the OECD, the Center for Economic and Policy Research and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – lay out the long-term benefits of higher wages for low-income workers, as well as the economic benefits that come with alleviating this problem.