(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.
- Larry Kudlow Says Trump Feels ‘Betrayed’ by General Motors (Axios)
- Trump Threatens to Cut GM’s Electric Car Subsidies Because of Plant Closures (Associated Press)
- To Get Back at GM, Trump Threatens to Punish Any American Who Buys an Electric Car (Vanity Fair)
- ‘Tariffs are Coming’: GM’s Massive Layoffs Could Spur Trump to Hit Imported Cars and Trucks With Tariffs, a Potentially Devastating Move (Business Insider)
- Donald Trump and His Useless Rage Over General Motors (Deutsche Welle)
- Trudeau Vows to Help Get GM Workers ‘Back on Their Feet’ as Automaker Stands Firm on Oshawa Closure (CBC News)
- Trudeau Meets With Unifor as GM Set to Shutter Oshawa Plant (City News)