Manufacturing will present the biggest challenge for Chris Reynolds, who must navigate uncertain US trade policies.
Will discuss opportunities to support workers who will be out of a job when the Oshawa plant closes.
Reductions would be achieved as far as possible through voluntary departures.
Automaker will also need to pay about $280 million to compensate vehicle owners.
A new binder technology addresses the challenges.
Few of the 2009 Electric Vehicle Technology Road Map for Canada recommendations were followed.
Automaker is cutting prices by $2,000 to offset the phase-out of federal electric vehicle tax credits.
Smart contracts streamline and secure the supply chain, but there are challenges.
University of Waterloo is working on the auto industry’s innovation challenges.
Automakers also in talks about an alliance to build commercial vehicles that could lead to other ventures.
Alliance will lobby to “re-invest in public services,” and ask Ford to encourage employers to create “good stable jobs.”
Peer-to-peer platform allows GM customers to rent out their vehicles, offsetting some ownership costs.
Canada will be able to export up to 2.6 million passenger vehicles into the US tariff-free.
Plant is entirely dependent on GM’s assembly line, 77 workers to be relocated.
The human cost of job loss is enormous, potentially leading to depression, failing marriages or health, even suicide.