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Stephen

I think the metric normally used for industrial job creation is $100k/ job?

i.e. that is what (I think) the Ontario government used (or used to use) when deciding whether to support municipalities in their bids for large industrial plants.

You have to presume big spillovers into the aluminium processing industry, fabrication, etc., to justify the Alcan deal.

More significantly, aluminium smelters are moving to Iceland, because it offers carbon-free geothermal power in abundance. (Google is also moving server farms there, for the same reason). The assumption is that carbon will be taxed in the future, and the heavy industry with the carbon free power source will have a competitive advantage.

Since Quebec has hydro power, shouldn't Alcan be paying it? Rather than the opposite?

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