U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration employees who do safety investigations and recall notifications are not at work due to the shutdown.
About 2,600 unionized workers and 340 other staff to lose jobs.
GAC Motor’s president spoke about the company’s plans at the Detroit auto show.
The announcement was made at the Detroit auto show.
Ontario’s premier will sit down with GM executives Tuesday for his first face-to-face meeting since the company announced the Oshawa plant closure in November.
“GM today, by reconfirming their decision, has not only picked a fight frankly with Unifor, but they have picked a fight with all of Canada,” said Jerry Dias.
Magna will acquire factories in Spain, the Czech Republic, Morocco and Mexico.
Ghosn and another board member Greg Kelly were formally charged last week with falsifying financial reports.
That still leaves the majority of the cuts hitting white-collar workers and Canadians.
Japanese media and some analysts have raised the possibility that the charges against Carlos Ghosn were engineered to sideline him.
Ghosn and fellow Nissan executive Greg Kelly were charged Dec. 10.
One novel idea: keep red tape from sprouting in the first place.
The US president thinks tariffs on foreign imports will discourage companies like GM from shuttering US plants.
Canada’s manufacturing sector lost 278,000 jobs between 2000 and 2007.
Robert Lighthizer complained that China slaps 40 per cent tariffs on U.S. auto imports.