At least 90 per cent of net job creation in Ontario took place either in the Greater Toronto Area or Ottawa.
Michigan replaced its complex business tax with a flat corporate income tax of 6 per cent.
Compared to 2007, Ontario had 170,000 fewer manufacturing jobs in 2017.
Attributing Ontario’s manufacturing struggles to global forces is, at best, an oversimplification.
From 2011 to 2014, average annual economic growth in Michigan was higher than in Ontario, despite slower population growth.