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CanadaDoug Ford Blames Justin Trudeau's Incoming Carbon Tax For General Motors Plant Closure

14:41  29 november  2018
14:41  29 november  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

Feds promise help for laid-off GM workers

Feds promise help for laid-off GM workers OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is deeply disappointed General Motors is closing its Oshawa assembly plant and will do everything possible to help workers who will lose their jobs. Trudeau says he spoke on Sunday to GM CEO Mary Barra to express his unhappiness about the decision, which is one of several closures of GM facilities in Canada, the United States and overseas. Industry Minister Navdeep Bains says the government is looking at all options but that GM has been very clear that its position on the closure is not negotiable.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says years of Liberal policies are to blame for General Motors ' decision to Watch Premier Ford ' s initial comments on the closure : Almost 3,000 people are expected to lose their On Monday, Trudeau told the House of Commons that he will be collaborating with Ford to

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ' s carbon tax is the "single biggest issue killing jobs," Ontario Premier Doug Ford claimed Wednesday, blaming it for the looming closure of the General Motors plant in Oshawa. "You could be for manufacturing jobs or you could be for the carbon tax , but you can't be for

Doug Ford Blames Justin Trudeau's Incoming Carbon Tax For General Motors Plant Closure© Provided by AOL Inc. Ontario Premier Doug Ford addresses the Ontario PC Convention in Toronto on Nov. 16 , 2018.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says years of Liberal policies are to blame for General Motors' decision to close its plant in Oshawa, Ont.

"GM didn't make this decision overnight," Ford told reporters at Queen's Park on Wednesday. "They didn't make it six months ago. It is the result of years of governments that just don't care about job creators, or how hard it is to run a business or create a job."

The premier singled out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — just two days after saying he wouldn't point the finger at the federal government.

Trudeau vows to help get GM workers 'back on their feet' as automaker stands firm on Oshawa closure

Trudeau vows to help get GM workers 'back on their feet' as automaker stands firm on Oshawa closure Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the federal government will do what it can to help laid-off GM workers in Oshawa "get back on their feet," while federal Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said Ottawa stands ready to assist those workers any way it can. But both federal and provincial governments are signalling there's little they can do now to save a key component of the company's Canadian operations as executives pursue a global shakeup in response to slumping auto sales. "I talked to the president of GM last night.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ' s carbon tax is the "single biggest issue killing jobs," Ontario Premier Doug Ford claimed Wednesday, blaming it for the looming closure of the General Motors plant in Oshawa. "You could be for manufacturing jobs or you could be for the carbon tax , but you can't be for.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ' s carbon tax is the "single biggest issue killing jobs," Ontario Premier Doug Ford claimed Wednesday, blaming it for the looming closure of the General Motors plant in Oshawa. "You could be for manufacturing jobs or you could be for the carbon tax , but you can't be for

"You can't campaign for a job-killing carbon tax on Monday, and sit around and wonder why manufacturing and automotive jobs are leaving on Tuesday," Ford said, referencing Trudeau's trademark environmental policy.

"You can be for manufacturing jobs, or you can be for the carbon tax. But you can't be for both."

Watch Premier Ford's initial comments on the closure:

Almost 3,000 people are expected to lose their jobs and an estimated $300 million will be sucked out of Ontario's economy when the plant shuts down a year from now.

"There is no one in this entire country, including [union leader] Jerry Dias, including the prime minister, including the NDP leader, that has talked to more GM workers than I have," Ford said. "I'm the only one that's fighting for them as all the others talk, talk, talk."

Oshawa GM plant closure a ‘disappointment’ for engineering students

Oshawa GM plant closure a ‘disappointment’ for engineering students Some automotive engineering students who had hoped to get jobs at GM are now looking for other options, after Monday's announcement that the Oshawa plant will be shutting down.

Let' s talk carbon taxes , Ford tells Trudeau : Doug Ford Blames Justin Trudeau ' s Incoming Ontario Premier Doug Ford says years of Liberal policies are to blame for General Motors ' Doug Ford is scrapping the carbon tax ! Will Justin Trudeau use your tax dollars to sue Doug Ford to

Why did GM close the factories? Who is to blame ?

On Monday, Trudeau told the House of Commons that he will be collaborating with Ford to support workers in Oshawa and the surrounding region.

"We will be working together on this one in a way that is not political because we know that being there to support the workers in the region is what people expect of all of their orders of government," the prime minister said.

GM shifts to electric

The plant closure is part of a broad restructuring, GM said in a statement on Monday. The company will shift its focus to building cars that are electric or self-driving.

During question period on Wednesday, Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner asked the government to create a strategy to attract electric-vehicle producers to the province.

Doug Ford Blames Justin Trudeau's Incoming Carbon Tax For General Motors Plant Closure© Provided by AOL Inc. Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner poses for a photo in Toronto on Aug. 15, 2011.

"We should be leading the [electric vehicle] revolution, not losing jobs to it," Schreiner said in a statement. "The world is changing and Ontario needs to plan for it."

Workers return to GM's Canada plant; union to meet Trudeau

Workers return to GM's Canada plant; union to meet Trudeau Workers return to GM's Canada plant; union to meet Trudeau

Justin Trudeau ’ s Carbon Tax Push Finds Critics on All Sides: Doug Ford Ontario Premier Doug Ford says years of Liberal policies are to blame for General Motors ' decision to close its plant in Justin Trudeau promises carbon tax rebate in four provinces. Ottawa is imposing a carbon levy in

GM Oshawa plant closing could affect nearly 15 per cent of auto industry jobs. General Motors ' decision to shutter its flagship Oshawa, Ont. plant in 2019 is poised Ontario Premier Doug Ford says years of Liberal policies are to blame for General Motors ' decision to close its plant in Oshawa, Ont.

Sales of electric cars were soaring in Ontario when Ford's government cancelled a rebate program for buyers in July.

The incentive programs were funded by the former Liberal government's cap-and-trade pollution price. Companies had a cap on the amount of pollution they could emit, and had to buy credits in order to exceed that cap. The money was used to fund environmental programs like the electric vehicle rebate.

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Scrapping cap-and-trade was one of Ford's key campaign promises. His Progressive Conservative government moved to repeal the scheme just days after taking office. Ford says that companies were passing the extra costs onto consumers, making life unaffordable for Ontarians.

Now that Ontario doesn't have its own price on pollution, Trudeau's federal government will impose one on the province on Jan. 1, 2019.

Cap-and-trade would have been much cheaper for consumers than the federal carbon tax in the long-run, an analysis by Ontario's Financial Accountability Office found.

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Premier Doug Ford ratcheted up his rhetoric on Ottawa' s climate change plan Monday, warning that the federal government' s carbon tax will plunge the Ford renewed his calls for the Trudeau government to abandon its plan to put a price on carbon . "A carbon tax will be a total economic disaster, not only

Doug Ford believes federal legislation that imposes a carbon tax on provinces that do not have their own is Ford believes that the constitution does not prevent provincial governments from changing the size Ford became an "ethical vegetarian" after working in a meatpacking plant as a teenager,[163]

Ford has promised a plan to fight climate change that does not include a price on pollution. Environment Minister Rod Phillips is scheduled to unveil it on Thursday.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost Canada.

Oshawa GM plant closure to cost Durham more than 5,000 jobs: union president.
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