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March 6, 2019  

The Cruze cruises: GM assembly plant prepares to close

GM announced late last year that Lordstown along with three plants in the U.S. and one in Canada would close by early next year.

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November 29, 2018  

Get tough with General Motors Trump style, union head urges Trudeau

Jerry Dias wants GM to reverse plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs, including 2,500 production workers in Oshawa, Ont.

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November 29, 2018  

Labour movement is in the fight for its life: experts

Canada’s manufacturing sector lost 278,000 jobs between 2000 and 2007.

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November 29, 2018  

Union leaders, politicians selling ‘false hope’ on GM: Premier Ford

Ford said the fight ahead for the 2,500 autoworkers affected by the looming Oshawa plant closure will be to find new jobs.

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February 5, 2016  

Canadian employment growth flat in January

But jobless rate ticks up to 7.2%.

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December 7, 2015  

Calgary faces uncertainty and opportunity in 2016

Oil price plunge likely to encourage growth in other sectors to diversify Alberta’s economy.

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February 4, 2015  

Wrigley Canada shuttering Toronto gum factory

Production will be shifted to Gainesville, Ga. facility; shut down to put 383 employees out of work.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 9, 2015  

Canada loses 4,300 net jobs in December

Jobless rate stays put at 6.6%.

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May 29, 2014  

Eyewear maker Luxottica closes Winnipeg plant

The move will cost 200 people their jobs, according to the Winnipeg Free Press.

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January 29, 2014  

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer to close Pittsburgh plant, cut 62 jobs

Layoffs at the plant east of Pittsburgh started in 2009 when 141 workers lost their jobs.

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January 13, 2014  

Opposition: Jobs numbers prove Tory economic policies are failing

StatsCan says the economy lost 45,900 jobs in December as the unemployment rate rose to 7.2%.

News General
December 17, 2013  

Provinces say Flaherty is blocking CPP improvement plans

The provinces want to boost benefits to ensure young Canada are set when they retire; feds says CPP hikes result in fewer jobs.

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March 12, 2013  

Resolute idles Tennessee newsprint mill

Move affects 150 positions, caused by decreased demand high operating costs.

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December 14, 2012  

Minas Basin paper mill ends production after 84 years

40 laid off workers will be offered jobs at fibre container plant next door.

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October 24, 2012  

Dow Chemical will close 20 plants in restructuring

Plant closures will eliminate 2,400 jobs, about 5% of the company’s workforce.

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April 4, 2012  

Dow Chemical cuts 900 jobs; shutters three plants

Company blames economic weakness in Europe for job losses and plant closures on three continents.

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February 7, 2012  

Canada may lose its economic growth bragging rights

U.S. expected to best Canada in job creation and economic growth in 2012.

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February 3, 2012  

Derailed: Caterpillar shutters Electro-Motive’s London plant

Transportation giant puts 420 out of work, closing Canada’s last locomotive manufacturing facility

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February 3, 2012  

Veyance Technologies shutters Owen Sound plant

Excess capacity to blame for plant shutdown that puts 40 people out of work.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
January 27, 2012  

Mabe Canada shutters Montreal plant, slashing 700 jobs

Appliance maker blames higher Canadian dollar, saying plant has become unsustainable because most of its production is exported to the U.S.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
January 26, 2012  

Briggs & Stratton cuts 750 jobs; shutters Tenn., Czech plants

Will move excess capacity to facilities in Georgia and Kentucky in hopes of saving $18 million in costs.

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January 23, 2012  

“Harper, get your ass down here” roars crowd at Electro-Motive protest [VIDEO]

15,000 rally in London, Ont. against Caterpillar’s controversial lockout of its Electro-Motive plant.

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January 17, 2012  

Quebec steps in to reopen shuttered White Birch mill

The province’s natural resource’s minister promises Quebec’s taxpayers won’t be on the hook for any funding.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
December 14, 2011  

U.S. Steel debacle ‘complete industrial disaster’ says Stanford

CAW economist says shutdowns and firings had nothing to do with the recession

News General
January 14, 2010  

Prairie consumers most optimistic about economy

TORONTO: Folks in Saskatchewan and Manitoba are the least