My girlfriends are engineers -- compassionate, beautiful, well-educated and yes...smart women who are out there making a difference. My friends are designing implants to deliver pain medicine for those with chronic pain. But what if my girlfriends never received an education?
Caterpillar's decision to close Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) in London, Ontario, will result in 450 jobs lost and an immeasurable ripple effect to the local economy. When Harper took office in the winter of 2006, there were 2,127,200 manufacturing jobs in Canada. Today there are 1,743,700 -- a total loss of nearly 400,000 manufacturing jobs under his watch. Over 40,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in the last 12 months alone.