Industry Canada

Industry Canada

November 28, 2008 19:13 ET

Ministers Clement and Bryant Issue Letters to Chrysler, Ford and General Motors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2008) - Today, the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, and the Honourable Michael Bryant, Ontario's Minister of Economic Development, sent co-signed letters to Chrysler Canada Inc.; Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited; and General Motors of Canada Limited requesting receipt of their respective restructuring plans for their North American operations.

"The Government of Canada recognizes the strategic importance of the Canadian auto industry and the challenging financial conditions that it is facing," said Minister Clement. "Before we consider committing taxpayer dollars, the government needs to see solid, sustainable plans from the automakers as they pertain to Canadian operations."

"The auto industry has provided jobs for Ontarians and has been a key contributor to the success of our province for almost a century," said Minister Bryant. "Taxpayers deserve that these companies detail solid plans for a prosperous future in Ontario, and I'm confident we'll get that."

In their letters, the two ministers requested receipt of the companies' restructuring plans no later than December 5, 2008.

The letter is available at the following address:

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Pema Lhalungpa - Press Secretary
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    Office of the Honourable Michael Bryant
    Minister of Economic Development of Ontario
    Greg Crone