Canadian Auto Industry Is Back On The Right Path

Jerry Dias | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

Unifor has done more in the last three months to secure the industry's footprint in Canada and offer a brighter future for autoworkers, their families and their communities, than governments have in the last 10 years. Our union secured this without an auto pact in place.

Yes, Organic Farming Can Create Food Security On A Global Scale

Colin Todhunter | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Living
Colin Todhunter

Organic agriculture could produce enough food on a global per capita basis for the current world population. Instead, what we have organic farming being squeezed out and marginalized as some kind of impractical niche model in favour of an unsustainable, corporate-controlled chemical-intensive model.

New Products Are Key To Auto Bargaining Talks

Jerry Dias | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada
Jerry Dias

With other countries recognizing the importance of the auto industry to their economies and to the general prosperity of their people, why invest in a country that for 10 years refused to partner with the industry to create good jobs?

Will Google And Apple Actually Become Car Makers?

CP | Bree Fowler, The Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK - Silicon Valley may think it can build a better car. But should it? As tech giants like Google and Apple look to automobiles as the next ...

GM Slashing Jobs In Ontario

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Business

OSHAWA, Ont. - General Motors says it will cut about 1,000 positions from its Oshawa, Ont., manufacturing operations this year as the company plans to...

GM Canada Announces Hiring Blitz

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada Business

OSHAWA, Ont. - General Motors Canada says it plans to hire more than 100 software and controls engineers to support its development of the "connected ...

Harper Government Sells GM Shares Ahead Of Election

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Harper government unloaded its multibillion-dollar stake in General Motors on Monday, tapping into a stockpile of cash that could help it...

Ottawa's Stake In General Motors Could Help Slay Deficit

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Harper government's push to deliver a balanced budget despite the burden of low oil prices has attracted fresh attention to a potential s...

General Motors To Invest $560M In Ontario Assembly Plant

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - General Motors says it will spend $560 million on preparing its Ingersoll, Ont., assembly plant to produce the next generation of its popula...

Dealers: None Of The Billions Given To GM By Canada Spent In Canada

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A group of 17 Toronto-area General Motors dealers is suing the automaker, claiming GM failed to provide them with adequate financial support...

What I Learned This Week: De Dirt on Debates

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Given that Quebeckers are facing yet another pivotal election on April 7, over the past couple of weeks, I paid close attention to the two political "debates" held between the leaders of the province's four main parties. I bracket the word "debates" with quotation marks, as these two two-hour sessions were debates in name only.

U.S. Gov't Ditches GM Stock, Loses Billions

CP | Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Business

DETROIT - The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse.The T...

Camaro Production Hits The Road

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Business

General Motors is moving production of the next version of its Camaro sports car from its Oshawa operation in Ontario to a plant in Michigan, a move t...

GM Recalls Over 40,000 Cars

CP | Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada Business

DETROIT - General Motors Co. is recalling more than 40,000 cars sold in warm-weather states because a plastic part might crack and cause a fuel leak.T...

Will A Strike Be Averted?

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The head of the Canadian Auto Workers says the union is going to focus its negotiations with the Big Three automakers on reaching a deal wit...

GM's Oshawa Plant Gets A Boost

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada Business

General Motors said Friday it will invest $68 million at its plant in Oshawa, Ont., to build the new version of its Chevy Impala sedan — a move that...

Auto Unions Buy More Time As Talks Lack Bluster

CP | Dee-Ann Durbin,Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Business

DETROIT - Negotiations between General Motors, Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union carried on Thursday even though bargainers missed a deadline...

Cadillac Escalade Is #1 With Thieves

CP | Bree Fowler, The Associated Press | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Cadillac Escalade, a top pick of the rich and famous ranging from Hollywood celebrities to Wall Street executives, is also the fa...