Skip to comments.GM Canada to move 600 jobs in Ontario to Mexico
Posted on 01/27/2017 3:13:01 PM PST by Olog-hai
General Motors Canada is cutting 625 jobs at its assembly plant near London, Ontario, and moving those jobs to Mexico, where labor is cheaper, GM Canadas union spokesman said Friday.
Unifor Local 88 spokesman Mike Van Boekel said the layoffs will take effect in July at the CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, which currently employs 2,800 Unifor workers.
Unifors national president, Jerry Dias, said the decision reeks of corporate greed and is a clear sign that the North American Free Trade Agreement must be renegotiated. U.S. President Trump has told Mexico and Canada he wants to renegotiate NAFTA, or perhaps even scrap it.
The CAMI announcement is a shining example of everything wrong with NAFTA; it must be renegotiated, Dias said in a statement Friday. It is imperative that we have trade rules that help ensure good jobs in Canada.
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Well......Their Prime Minister is a bit of a wuss, so some things cant be helped.
Any cars made in Mexico, .... no longer allowed in the USA!
Smart move by GM.
It looks like Mexico is going to have to replace some lost business and is courting companies in Canada. This does not bode well for us, as our foo foo boy Justin hasn’t a clue what to do about it.
Good way to get Canada to join in regulation reform
[Well......Their Prime Minister is a bit of a wuss, so some things cant be helped.]
Never forget, he was touted as “The Canadian Obama!”.
Good luck Canada; you’re gonna need it.
Good luck Canucks !
Selfie PM got boo’d in Calgary when this idiot mouthed off about the oil sands. As a western canadian, i can relate. I’ve always hated every PM that came from QC. I’m sure this ski instructor will surpass the stupidity of Chretien.
Canada elected LIEberal Trudeau, and jobs leave for Mexico.
How long before the public sees the pattern?
Yes, I read that the dope, sitting there thinking he’s such a hot shot in his jeans, got royally booed. He’s such a little spoiled man/child he was probably completely stunned by this. How could someone with such cool clothes and nice hair not be adored by the masses? I also loathe what Quebec continues to dump on us....never mind the idiots that vote for them. I so miss Mr. Harper.
Can you just imagine what President Trump is going to think of our pretty PM? He’ll be dying with laughter on the inside lol.
Trudeau has his own troubles , he accepted a Free Vacation from a Lobbyist who he says is a Family Friend , LOL
Well, let’s just wait and see what happens when President Trump gets around to re-negotiating NAFTA.
Which will be happening next week!
So. Much. Winning! :)
And, where’s my FREE Canadian Bacon for LIFE? I could’ve sworn that was part of the NAFTA deal. President Trump (LOVE THAT!) needs to enforce that part of the deal! ;)
I’m sure that Michael Moore’s movie Canadian Bacon can be found for free easily enough.
As for the actual bacon, I never cared for it very much.
agree... Ill bet you a 10 spot on the side that once the wall goes up wages drop in mexico...
TURDeau, (the idiot father) was the most overrated PM in history. The CBC kisses his ass whenever they had the chance. And speaking of Mr Harper, I was the Conservative Party youngest campaign delegate in vancouver when he won that corridor, and after that in 2006, I moved South. Harper winning South vancouver is like George Bush winning Berkeley and San Francisco.
I can't say that I paid close attention to Canadian politics back then but I do recall seeing his mother mentioned often in the news.The stories were usually about the latest fella in her life.IIRC she was very "warm" and "affectionate" kind of gal.