The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology will ask Mary Barra to “come before committee and explain General Motors' future and continued commitment to the Canadian automotive and manufacturing industry in Canada.” The government is concerned after GM said it would close its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont.
Unifor President Jerry Dias is asking Canadians and Americans to boycott Mexico-made General Motors vehicles in protest of the automaker’s decision to close its Oshawa Assembly plant northeast of Toronto. But, GM said a boycott would cause economic harm in Canada.
Canada’s economic development minister Navdeep Bains has not ruled out offering General Motors financial support in an effort to keep the automaker's Oshawa, Ont., factory operating. Monday, he met with GM CEO Mary Barra, but the automaker did not reverse course.