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Canada and Ontario governments invest to retool Toyota plant


The Canadian and Ontario governments will invest nearly $34 million to help retool a Toyota plant in Cambridge, Ontario, where a hybrid Lexus SUV will be produced. The Lexus RX450h will be the first hybrid to be built in Canada, said Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who announced that the federal and provincial governments will each provide $16.9 million. "Our government is ...
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Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the renewal of funding for the Canadian auto industry totaling 250 million Canadian dollars. The Automotive Innovation Fund allows manufacturers to apply for funding for ...
GM to build next-gen Camaro in Michigan instead of Canada
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CAW rejects “deep cuts” demanded by GM, Ford and Chrysler
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Canada sees lowest investment in the auto industry since mid-1980s
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General Motors invests $68 million in Oshawa plant
General Motors announced it will invest $68 million at its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, where the next generation of the Chevrolet Impala will be built. The Detroit-based automaker added ...
Nissan CEO slams Canadian subsidiary for poor sales performance
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