Open For Business On Our Dictated Terms

It’s not every day that I can agree with business people on something, but we’re definitely on the same page here. If this shit with the Beer Store or even the terrible treatment of those poor basic income people are representative examples of how the Ford Government feels about signed contracts, why would anyone ever decide to do business in Ontario as long as they’re in charge?

The United States Chamber of Commerce is weighing in on the cancellation of the Ontario government’s contract with The Beer Store.

In a letter sent Tuesday to Premier Doug Ford, Neil Herrington, the chamber of commerce’s senior vice-president for the Americas, wrote: “Our strong concern is that terminating an existing contract, and doing so without compensation — something we understand is proposed in the case of the ‘Bringing Choice and Fairness to the People Act’ — risks sending a negative signal to U.S. and other international investors about the business and investment climate in Ontario.”

The letter comes just days after the Ontario Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Finance Minister Vic Fedeli expressing similar concerns.

In his letter, Herrington also wrote: “This, in turn, could undermine the constructive work you and your government have done and the case the Ford government has made that the province is open for business.”

“We thus strongly urge your government to work with all corporate stakeholders in the ‘Bringing Choice and Fairness to the People Act’ process to ensure that a resolution amenable to all parties is achieved in a manner that upholds your government’s heretofore strong commitment to making the private sector an engine of the province’s growth.”

Ok, so perhaps them and I aren’t entirely on the same page since I’m having trouble coming up with a whole lot of PC policy I’d describe as constructive, but their main point still stands.

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