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Balancing the economy

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Thomas Mulcair talks to the Toronto Star.

“We’re always going to have a resource-based economy. We always have had and always will have . . . We also had a very strong secondary sector. We built up manufacturing. Those were choices that were made,” Mulcair said in an interview Thursday. “We’re killing off that balanced economy and it’s really having devastating effects in regions like southwestern Ontario,” he said…

And he pinned the blame on a Conservative government he says hasn’t done enough to preserve manufacturing jobs. “Because of their belief that governments have no role in maintaining a balanced economy, they have completely ignored what is happening,” Mulcair said. “They can put out all the arguments they want but there’s a reality out there that since they came to power, we’ve lost several hundred thousand good-paying manufacturing jobs,” he said.