Ontario’s premier will sit down with GM executives Tuesday for his first face-to-face meeting since the company announced the Oshawa plant closure in November.
The regulator is worried about interference from Ontario’s Ford government.
Washington state regulators had said they would not allow Ontario’s largest utility to buy Avista for fear the provincial government might meddle in its operations.
The choice of Ron Taverner as the province’s top cop has drawn ire from within the OPP and from Doug Ford’s political opponents.
Cool Brewery, in Doug Ford’s own neighborhood, is the last brewer standing.
Acting OPP Commissioner Brad Blair sent a letter to ombudsman Paul Dube on Tuesday night asking him to probe the hiring of Ron Taverner, a Ford family friend.
Canada’s manufacturing sector lost 278,000 jobs between 2000 and 2007.
The plant won’t include putting a price on carbon.
Ford said the fight ahead for the 2,500 autoworkers affected by the looming Oshawa plant closure will be to find new jobs.
The measures were applauded by some in the business community but condemned by anti-poverty activists.
His government has said the shortfall they inherited from the Liberals was $15 billion.
Workers earning less than $30,000 will no longer have to pay provincial income tax starting next year.
Patrick Brown resigned as PC leader in January over sexual misconduct allegations, but now he’s levelled the same charge against Finance Minister Vic Fedeli.
The Ford government’s branding as a free market crusader may be off base, and their policies could stifle certain businesses.
The move comes extremely early on in the Ford regime, and the opposition is painting it as a sign of weakness.