Compared to 2007, Ontario had 170,000 fewer manufacturing jobs in 2017.
Four CMAs saw their employment shrink, and they were all in Ontario.
Between 2005 and 2015, the manufacturing sector’s share of employment in Ontario fell from 16.7 per cent to 10.7 per cent.
Ontario has the highest electricity costs among provinces and some of the highest costs in North America.
Ontario had to write-off $1 billion of taxpayer money from the General Motors/Chrysler bailout.
Attributing Ontario’s manufacturing struggles to global forces is, at best, an oversimplification.