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Trump Threatens GM Over Plant Closings as Trudeau Seeks to Reassure Workers

Posted November 28, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Robert Fife & Barrie McKenna – Globe & Mail)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by telephone on Tuesday and vowed to work together to help auto workers displaced by General Motors plant closings.

Both leaders expressed their deep disappointment with the auto giant’s decision to close five factories and cut up to 14,800 jobs in the United States and Canada, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

The President later angrily unleashed on GM on Twitter for the job losses. Many of those cuts are coming from the Midwest, where he has promised a manufacturing rebirth. [...]

The White House has threatened to cut all GM subsidies, including for its electric-cars program. GM has not recently taken advantage of Canadian subsidies. Click here to read more.