Too little, too late.
See ya, GM, go back to your spreadsheets and stock price crunching. It was nice knowing you.
U really want to be mad at someone.. be mad at UNIFOR. They are along with our UAW.. making North American Labor NONCOMPETITIVE in the industrial system.
Mexico is in North America.
Have you seen any savings on the MSRP? There's gotta be a huge difference between Mexico and Canada in terms of $/hr which now GM is simply pocketing.
Capitalistic economy is a harsh mistress. They follow profits and as of late, this seems to be their only goal.
Why do you think they don't open up these 300 jobs also down in Mexico? They need the brains, honey. This isn't some simply factory worker job. Do you think GM hires 300 people here because they want to? They need to, the right qualifications are still here, otherwise they would've gone there altogether. Wake up !
Here are the top 20 sources for immigrants in Canada as of 2016:
2 China (PRC, not including Hong Kong)
4 United Kingdom
5 United States
7 Hong Kong
15 Sri Lanka
16 South Korea
Mexico ranks #23, representing about 1.1% of all immigrants in Canada. No South American country accounts for 1% or more; of those countries, Colombia had the highest total with about 0.93% (about the same as Morocco).
IMHO, electric powered and autonomous vehicles is a little premature. On hot summer days, folks get home and turn on the A/C to max. And up till now things have been precariously held at bay. But I know of no massive work do on the nations infrastructure and or the power grid. Before retiring, I worked in NYC and remember very well back in 2003 when a transformer in Ohio, blew and that shut down the Canadian transfer unit which cut all power to the Mid-Atlantic states. I was sitting on the FDR expressway, and could see the George Washington bridge ( only a 3 minute drive prior) and it took 3 hours to get up there.
Now unless I've been in the dark (Figuratively speaking ) Where is the electricity needed to power any more or just be able to keep current power demands on the grid up and running? I don't care if it's a GM or Elon Musk vehicle or a simple home computer. You can't get something from nothing. In the urban city areas, it's a real task just keep your car from being stolen, than to recharge it's battery. GM Ford and Chrysler all need to deal with the powering issue first. It took years for the gasoline fueling issue before you could go on a long drive in fear of running out of gasoline. and now electricity.
GM should still build a worldclass mid size and compact car on platforms that also make SUVs...plus we need some smaller RWD/AWD SUVs as well such as Ford is doing with the new explorer. GM sedan sales were weak because they were not the best in class. And honestly I don't see the reality behind the push for autonomous and electric cars. A product noone really wants. Gas is cheap and cars are more efficient than ever. The impact of using electric cars would be negligible on the environment. Its all an artificial concern. Why not develop world class hybrids that get 500+ mile ranges.