Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thanks and where is my handout?

Never underestimate the power of groups to effect change:

A group representing Canada's struggling manufacturing industry says auto-parts makers could disappear unless the government gives an emergency short-term loan of $1 billion.

Manufacturers, particularly those exporting auto parts to the United States, are struggling because of the worldwide credit freeze.

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters president Jayson Myers said Tuesday that the problems could move beyond auto parts companies, noting that many firms dependent on exports to the U.S. are in trouble.

"Until now we've been talking about what the government has needed to do to promote investment and ensure the long-term competitiveness of the sector," he told The Canadian Press. "Right now, though, we've got a short-term priority and that's just the survival of companies.

"Frankly, if we do not see government helping to provide credit to companies ... we are going to see an awful lot of very, very good and very important companies go out of business in Canada."
The London Fog has important short-term priorities too, so we encourage you to send us well-deserved funds. Mike has fled to a far part of the globe, Basil is busy, Mapmaster is studying maps, Lisa is sleeping, and those other minions are busy preparing for their own retirement. Help us to help you. Please give, and generously at that, as the evil Harper government threatens to cut arts funding.


Fenris Badwulf said...

This post brought a tear to my eye. You need to hire telemarketers to raise funds to fund a study to develop sustainable funding to lobby for funding

Marginalized Action Dinosaur said...

Damm T-rexes and mosasaurus's don't have opposable thumbs so they can't get jobs as telemarketers.