The Killing of Ontario, GM to Close Oshawa
The formal announcement to be made at 10 Eastern Time 26 Nov 2018 as part of a company wide restructuring but according to leaked credible reports GM will cease all operations at the Oshawa plant.
Hard to understate the enormity of this for Oshawa, for Ontario and for the provincial and federal governments. This is an atomic bomb. This cuts the heart out of manufacturing in Ontario.
“It’s definitely not good news, but not entirely unexpected given it’s once 10 thousand strong workforce. Like GE in Peterborough, manufacturing in Ontario has seen a downward spiral”, said former MP Dan McTeague.
On the upside taking all those just in time trucks going into Oshawa off the road, traffic across the top of Toronto should be reduced by 20 percent. However, training for the replacement jobs will include the phrase “do you want fries with that?”