A revision to Ontario law will extend an existing $1-million cap on lender liability to leased vehicles used by ride-hailing services. It means leasing to Uber and Lyft drivers is now more appealing to dealers and automakers.
Unifor President Jerry Dias says he's "quite optimistic that we're going to be maintaining some sort of a footprint in Oshawa." The union is so hopeful that it has postponed an aggressive multi-media campaign to persuade the automaker to reverse its November decision to close the facility.
A hearing scheduled for Tuesday before the House of Commons industry committee was abruptly cancelled a day earlier due to what GM of Canada corporate affairs vice-president David Paterson called "multiple conflicts." Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that he spoke with GM CEO Mary Barra on Monday.