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Tony frm Banff
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03:59 PM on 12/19/2012
Your Conservative government protecting JOBS for Canadians! Ya right!

High debt and deficit, along with HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT!!!!!

Where is that accountability? all we get is some sorta deflection, deceit and denial that all is well!

Wake up Canada, time to send the neo-cons packing!
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Stormlight
03:47 PM on 12/19/2012
No surprise considering that vote that killed union wage in Michigan. Now they'll move the cars back to the empty plants and hire people for half the cost.
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Darwin Mark Hall
12:21 PM on 12/20/2012
Which is what it all comes down to.
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valar84
03:47 PM on 12/19/2012
Dutch disease... again. Ontario was very competitive with the US when the dollar was at 60 cents, it was still competitive at 80, but now the Canadian dollar is worth more than the US dollar, and it has gone less competitive. So companies that can pull back their production in the US, or to other countries.

Wages would need to fall by 20-30 % to counteract the effect of the dollar's rise, and since prices are sticky, that would condemn entire regions to poverty because of collapsing demand and increased weight of present debts.

But hey, Alberta's got that oil which production isn't likely to be outsourced, so what do the Conservatives care? They got theirs, screw the rest of Canada.
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Ansdlmol
06:21 PM on 12/19/2012
Perhaps the auto workers might like to move west where there is plenty of room for skilled labour. Oh but that won't work for little skill is required to bolt wheels onto drums and screw light fixtures into place. The CAW is grossly overpaid for what he does.
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Warren Yuill
Jesus Built My Hot-Rod
03:03 PM on 12/19/2012
Are these cameros even selling?
I don't see many around
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Dr Hicks
Best fictional story ever written, the bible.
04:24 PM on 12/19/2012
Yes general motors just makes vehicles because they are not selling...
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Warren Yuill
Jesus Built My Hot-Rod
04:32 PM on 12/19/2012
That would explain their near collapse.
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08:02 PM on 12/19/2012
haha, isn't that why they were in such trouble in 2008? Kept making SUVs & pickup trucks when folks were wanting something smaller, efficient.
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Rayma Allaby
02:54 PM on 12/19/2012
soooooooooo canadian taxpayer helps to bail these pigs out and this is what they do..close up shop and take the jobs back to michigan.....isn't that just sweet and what a lovely christmas gift for the employees.
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xiam007
Making Unique Observations in a Cluttered World
02:35 PM on 12/19/2012
lets just say my last new car wasn't GM and my next one won't be either...
02:20 PM on 12/19/2012
It has become yet more difficult for Canadians to stay loyal to General Motors. There are better cars available in the market place. Canadians can now feel better about buying them.
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Marg Wood
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05:56 PM on 12/19/2012
They are not made in Canada and don't employ Canadians either.
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dresdengirl
07:08 PM on 12/19/2012
My Corolla was made in Canada.
07:14 PM on 12/19/2012
As I said, they are better cars.

Both my father and my grandfather sold GM cars for a living and they stayed loyal to the end. As kids, we watched my father's cars rust out and die while my mother's Asian imports kept on trucking.
02:19 PM on 12/19/2012
Hey if they want to move their production to the states then they should be repaying the Canadian taxpayers the money that was given as a bailout.
10:23 PM on 12/19/2012
With interest. And that money should go to those workers losing their jobs as severance.
01:59 PM on 12/19/2012
Sorry Canada, but a US car company should be making their cars in the US. Can you imagine the riots if Molson Canadian was outsourced and brewed in the USA?
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LilPuppy
Canadian conservative,still left of a democrat
02:59 PM on 12/19/2012
sorry un-informed American but we paid %20 of the bail-out we infact are part-owners making it a multi-national not an American company
04:45 PM on 12/19/2012
GM paid back all outstanding loans from the Canadian government. So no, Canada did not purchase 20% of General Motors. When a bank finances your mortgage and you pay it back, the bank does not own any part of your home.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2010/04/21/wdr-detroit-gm-government-loans-100421.html
05:06 PM on 12/19/2012
You need to read thee Auto Pact. The USA made commitments to get rid of tarrifs and taxes on American cars sold in Canada:
"It removed tariffs on cars, trucks, buses, tires, and automotive parts between the two countries, greatly benefiting the large American car makers. In exchange the big three car makers (General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler) and later Volvo agreed that automobile production in Canada would not fall below 1964 levels and that they would ensure the same production-sales ratio in Canada."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_Pact
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