GM to announce no product allocated for Oshawa plant after next year: sources

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GM to announce no product allocated for Oshawa plant after next year: sources


General Motors will announce Monday that as of December 2019, no product has been allocated to the Oshawa plant, sources say.

An announcement will be made at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Oshawa letting the workers know. Sources close to the situation say that there will be negotiations between federal and provincial officials with General Motors as to the next steps in Oshawa.

General Motors has not allocated car production to the Oshawa plant after December 2019.
General Motors has not allocated car production to the Oshawa plant after December 2019.  (Tijana Martin / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo)

“This does not mean Oshawa is closing,” said a source close to the discussions, speaking on background.

Oshawa has been in similar straits over the years, say sources.

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Speculation on Sunday among union and political sources revolved around whether the Oshawa plant would be affected by the recent announcement by General Motors in the U.S. to commit to a National Zero Emissions Vehicle Program, which it says could add more than 7 million electric cars to the road by 2030. No announcement has been made as to where those would be built.

Oshawa Mayor John Henry told The Canadian Press he hadn’t heard from the company.

Senior GM spokesperson David Paterson said “we have no news or comment tonight and won’t be commenting to others on speculation.”

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