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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Despite ongoing turmoil in the country's oil patch, with the government of Alberta paying to have white Dodge Durango R/T SUVs project a constantly updating tally of money lost due to discounted Canadian oil prices onto the sides of downtown Ottawa buildings, the big economic story north of the...
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    CTV News in Canada is reporting that General Motors is shutting the doors at its Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant. The plant, located about 37 miles (60 kilometers or so) east of Toronto, hosts about 2,500 union jobs and around 300 salaried jobs. GM has other employees in the Ontario cities of...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    When Cadillac got a new leader, Steve Carlisle headed over and left GM Canada leaderless. He was quickly replaced by Travis Hester, though, who has now lain out his plans for the future of the Canadian wing. Since Carlisle left on good terms, Hester doesn't think the ship needs to turn too...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Controversial decisions that ruffled the feathers of dealers and brand faithful alike defined the Johan de Nysschen era at Cadillac. Project Pinnacle left the brand's dealers in revolt, forcing changes and delays in the streamlining, brand-boosting strategy. Meanwhile, many still feel Cadillac...
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    Citing the volatility of the automotive industry, GM has decided to stop reporting monthly sales and instead report its sales every three months. This, says the company, will give onlookers and analysts a more accurate picture of its business. The move, though, distinguishes GM among its peers...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    As the strike in Ingersoll, Ontario, stretches into its fifth day other plants are beginning to feel the pain. Plants in both the U.S and Canada will be forced to adjust production schedules and headcounts as General Motors and Unifor grapple over job security issues. According to CBC, layoff...
  7. Global Chevrolet News
    Unifor President Jerry Dias says Canadian workers at General Motors CAMI assembly plant could stay on strike for a long time. Dias told Automotive News "major philosophical differences" are keeping an agreement from being reached between Unifor and GM. Major concerns include GM's reluctance to...
  8. Global Chevrolet News
    Line workers at GM's CAMI Automotive in Ingersoll, Ontario have decided to strike over job security and investment into the plant. Responsible for a large majority of Chevrolet Equinox production, negotiations between the 2,800 workers represented by Unifor and GM broke off shortly before the...
  9. Global Chevrolet News
    General Motors Canada will idle a pair of Ontario factories longer than usual this summer as it struggles with lagging demand. If that sounds familiar, it's because GM has taken the exact same approach with two factories in the United States. On Monday, the automaker confirmed it will also be...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Earlier today GM Canada and Ryerson University announced the first ever hackathon sponsored by GM in the Great White. Called hackAI, the event will take place on June 24 and 25 at the Sandbox by DMZ, Ryerson's digital incubator, and will focus on using artificial intelligence to enhance the...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A General Motors plant once described as being on life support might not be out of the woods yet, but there's a new ray of light at Oshawa Assembly - Canada's oldest auto factory. The plant's supply of models has dwindled in recent years, with only the Chevrolet Impala and aging Cadillac XTS...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Development applications recently submitted to the City of Toronto reveal GM has a much larger vision for the seven-acre property than originally thought. Last year after purchasing land on Toronto's underdeveloped Eastern waterfront, GM Canada announced plans for new offices, a multibrand...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A bill for the assembly of two decades-old models - one from a defunct marque - will come due on April 1. And unlike much of the debts written off during General Motors' bankruptcy, a major subsidiary now has to pay this chunk back. The money, $220 million in all, was handed to GM Canada back...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Workers at General Motors' CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, are reeling after the automaker announced the loss of more than 600 jobs. The unexpected move comes after the facility recently gave up production of the next-generation GMC Terrain to focus solely on the Chevrolet Equinox...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It looks like the prospect of getting a partial payback for its investment could have hastened the deal reached between General Motors Canada and its autoworkers' union. The automaker could have up to 40 percent of the money invested in its Canadian operations handed back by the Ontario and...
  16. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM Canada and the union representing Detroit Three autoworkers north of the border have entered their final day of contract talks ahead of a midnight strike deadline. Unless both sides achieve a breakthrough today, there's little reason to believe a walkout at the company's Oshawa, Woodstock...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    With GM Canada and Detroit Three autoworkers union Unifor making little headway in contract negotiations, the possibility of government subsidies has raised its head. At week's end, the two sides were reportedly far apart as the clock ticks down to possible strike action at midnight on...
  18. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The union representing Detroit Three autoworkers in Canada has chosen General Motors as its target company as contract negotiations get serious. Agreements reached between Unifor and GM will set the pattern for negotiations with Ford and Fiat Chrysler. However, the potential closure of GM's...
  19. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Unifor's National President, Jerry Dias, says both Ford Canada and FCA have been more amicable towards future Canadian investments than General Motors. "Though we have similar challenges with both Ford and Fiat Chrysler, they understand investment decisions are going to be part of 2016...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Last week's General Motors announcement in Oshawa, Ontario felt like an olive branch being extended to the worried community, but workers and the city itself are now asking for the full meal. The threatened Oshawa Car Assembly plant has no mandate to produce vehicles beyond 2017, and the...
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