Friday, June 24, 2005

Who's boss

The Toyota deal is done — and The London Free Press has learned the Woodstock area has always had the inside track on the assembly plant that will be officially announced next Thursday.
So why this story from a month ago:
Oxford County is attempting to expropriate land occupied by the Blandford Square Mall near Woodstock to assemble a serviced land parcel to entice a $600-million Toyota assembly plant, which may employ 1,500 to 2,000 people, to the area. But the owner is asking $16 million for the 40-hectare site, while the county has offered more than $2 million.
Just to remind everybody who's boss