Premier Promotes Ontario In Japan
Meeting With Japanese Business Leaders To Attract New Jobs And Investment
Premier Dalton McGuinty will stress the themes of education, innovation and auto investment as he travels to Japan this week to promote Ontario and build new partnerships.
"This visit to Japan is about attracting the high-quality jobs that will help working parents get ahead, save and invest in their children's future," said Premier McGuinty. "It's part of our plan to create opportunity so Ontario families can find success."
Minister of Economic Development and Trade Joseph Cordiano will also meet with Japanese officials and business leaders to assist Ontario firms in pursuing opportunities.
The McGuinty government supports Ontario families who rely on a strong and vibrant auto sector by working to strengthen the competitiveness of the industry. Since taking office, the government has helped generate approximately $7 billion in automotive investments and retained and created thousands of long-term, high-value jobs. This includes:
- Toyota's $1.1-billion investment in Woodstock, and
- Honda's decision to build an integrated engine plant in Alliston.
"We want to let the Japanese know that Ontario is building the world's best, most highly skilled workforce by investing in our greatest asset -- our people," said Premier McGuinty.