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GM's Exit from Canada Plant Could Harm Industry

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Nov. 30, 2018—Canada's auto industry could be at risk if General Motors leaves the car plant in Oshawa, Ont., reported the Toronto Sun.

GM has moved production of five models of vehicles to Mexico and the U.S. in the past few years. If the Oshawa plant closes, only one model will be left in Canada.

A General Motors Canada executive said the company isn’t planning to divest itself of its other Canadian enterprises as Unifor president Jerry Dias claimed. David Paterson said the company is hiring 500 people for its technical center in Markham, north of Toronto, to help write software for self-driving cars.

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