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(Eduardo Lima,The Canadian Press)

Pain and sense of betrayal as Canada GM factory closes after a century

Greig Mordue, Associate Professor of Economics and the Arcelor Mittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy, recently spoke to The New York Times on the General Motors news.

Nov 29, 2018

"Greig Mordue, a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and the former general manager of Toyota’s manufacturing operations in Canada, said that Oshawa’s location ultimately doomed the factory.

Most of Canada’s other assembly plants, including a G.M. factory that will remain open, are west or north of the country’s largest city, Toronto, along highways providing direct and easy links to Michigan and Ohio. Oshawa sits on the other side of Toronto, along an infamously congested corridor.

“This is like a 100-year-old grandma dying,” Mr. Mordue said. “It’s sad but it is not surprising.”

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