Unifor Local 222, which represents hourly workers at the factory, is asking owners of GM vehicles to display lawn signs calling for a boycott. The signs read: "If GM pulls out of Oshawa, this is the last GM vehicle I buy."
Canadian new-vehicle sales fell for the sixth consecutive month in August, dipping 0.6 per cent to 183,258 units, according to the Automotive News Data Center. Rising interest rates are taking their toll, says the Global Automakers of Canada.
Nissan Canada is recalling 13,223 vehicles because a problem with the ignition switch could cause the vehicle's engine to shut off while driving. The automaker is asking drivers to immediately remove all objects from the ignition key ring in an effort to lessen the chances of problems.