Industry Canada

Industry Canada

March 11, 2009 22:12 ET

Industry Minister Tony Clement Acknowledges Ratification of General Motors Canada Agreement by the Canadian Auto Workers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 11, 2009) - Today, the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, issued the following statement pursuant to the Canadian Auto Workers' (CAW's) ratification of a new agreement with General Motors of Canada Ltd. (GM Canada).

"The Government of Canada acknowledges the CAW's agreement with GM Canada as a further step in the restructuring of the automotive industry. This is a time for all stakeholders to work together and, frankly, to give a little in the interest of keeping a sustainable industry in Canada.

"My officials and I continue to work closely with GM Canada as we continue our due diligence. We will ensure that there is a viable long-term sustainability plan involving all stakeholders in place before we commit

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Pema Lhalungpa
    Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    613-943-2502