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Feature   October 1, 2002   by CARS Magazine

GM warns Canada in danger of losing more production to US

General Motors of Canada president Michael Grimaldi has warned the government sector that the industry needs significant financial incentives to avoid losing more production capacity to U.S. jurisdict...


General Motors of Canada president Michael Grimaldi has warned the government sector that the industry needs significant financial incentives to avoid losing more production capacity to U.S. jurisdictions. Grimaldi issued the warning at the inaugural meeting of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council: “Whether it be General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and others, we realize there needs to be a sense of urgency in getting governments to act.”

Southern U.S. states have tabled US$300 to 400 million in incentives to promote new assembly activity in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama. Ottawa has come under fire from several industry sources in recent months for not supporting Canadian bids for secure contracts at Ford Canada or DaimlerChrysler.


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