It turns out that the New Brunswick government is prepared to give large scale incentives – just not to good projects. NB Taxpayer (with hand shaking on the mouse) sent this link.
$78.5 million to prop up 365 jobs. That’s $215,000 per job.
Or almost exactly the amount that the Alabama government paid to get this:
They claim the auto industry in Alabama now features 45,000 direct jobs and 79,000 indirect jobs and a payroll of $4.8 billion.
This is what you get when you attract C grade projects. We should have made the effort to attract A grade projects.