Jobs and Economy

Press Release: Liberals Continue to Gamble With Ontario’s Future

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“This fall’s economic update was another missed opportunity by the Liberal Government to right their decade long mismangement of the economy.” –MPP Rod Jackson (Barrie)   December 02, 2013     Barrie - The Fall Economic Statement proves the Wynne government doesn’t understand the size and scope of the economic dilemma they’ve created in Ontario, PC MPP […]

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Press Release: Fall Economic Update Shows Liberals Have No Plan

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November 07, 2013   Barrie - ”After years of reckless overspending, the Liberals have missed another opportunity to put forward a plan that would put Ontario on the right track,” PC MPP Jackson said today. Jackson’s comments come today as the Liberals tabled Ontario’s Fall Economic Statement. The Statement calls for more reckless spending with no […]

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Press Release: MPP Rod Jackson Makes Announcement at Trades Expo

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October 23, 2013   Barrie – Today at the Train in Trades Expo at the Molson Centre, Barrie MPP Rod Jackson made a special announcement to local manufacturers and the greater trades industry. Please see below. MPP Rod Jackson Announcement: Manufacturing is an industry in trouble in Ontario. We need to make a concerted effort to […]

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Press Release: Auditor General Confirms Liberals Hid $1.1 Billion Cost of Gas Plants

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Barrie – “The Auditor General confirmed what we have been saying all along – that the Liberals have been hiding the true cost of this Oakville gas plant cancellation from taxpayers,” said PC MPP Rod Jackson. “Kathleen Wynne misled the people of this province,” said Jackson. “She co-chaired the campaign that cancelled the plant and […]

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In the Community: MPP’s Tax Clinic Part of Successful Effort Helping Thousands Meet Tax Obligations

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Every year the the office of MPP Rod Jackson opens its doors to certified accountants and people needing help with their taxes. This year, the Annual Tax Clinic was a great success with many coming in to revive help from certified volunteers. This effort is part of a nationwide initiative, the Community Volunteer Income Tax […]

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Press Release: Another Liberal Minister on A Barrie Field Trip Delivers Empty Promises

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August 16, 2013    Barrie - Today the Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment came to Barrie to announce the expansion of Southwestern and Eastern Ontario Development funds to include Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka.  ”Unfortunately Minister Hoskins was unable to quantify the benefit of this expansion of boundaries especially for Barrie,” said Jackson. […]

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Press Release: Ontario Debt Clock Comes to Barrie

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August 13, 2013   Barrie – Today the Canadian Taxpayer’s Coalition visited Barrie as a part of their Ontario Debt Clock Tour aiming to bring attention to Ontario’s escalating debt. Under the current provincial government, Ontario’s debt has ballooned to 278 billion, and grows by approximately a billion dollars every month. “I want to thank The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation for […]

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Press Release: Demystifying Pathways To Apprenticeships

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Today Barrie MPP Rod Jackson and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman hosted an apprenticeship information event with Georgian College.     This event was part of the Train in Trades (TnT) Regional Skilled Trades Awareness Campaign to generate interest in trades training to meet the local industry demand for skilled workers. Please see the new website for more information: http://trainintrades.com/about-us/ […]

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In the Community: Train In Trades Campaign Off to A Great Start

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Thank you to everyone who came out to our Skilled Trades Information Night at Georgian College, and to those who have been visiting us at our Information Booths at the Barrie Fair and Kepenfest. You can still catch us at the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival on August 24th. Stay tuned for our upcoming School Tours in […]

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Come Visit Train In Trades- Barrie’s Skilled Trades Awareness Initiative

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As part of the Train In Trades Initiative, a Train and Trades booth and representatives will be at many local events. The first event Train and Trades will attend is Barrie Promenade Days. So come out to the Train in Trades Booth at 133 Dunlop Street on June 29th, 2013 to talk to a representative about skilled trades awareness in the Barrie community!

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