Statement from Minister Bains on FCA’s decision to cut one shift from its Windsor

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada


March 28, 2019—Ottawa, Ontario

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, today made the following statement:

“I am very disappointed by the news coming from the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plant in Windsor.

“My immediate thoughts are with the affected employees, their families and the community of Windsor.

“I will be travelling to Windsor tomorrow to offer our government’s unwavering support for these workers and their families, and our commitment to fight for their jobs.

“Despite this bad news resulting from a decline in global demand, Canada’s auto sector remains strong. With our advanced tech ecosystem, unrivaled market access and highly integrated North American supply chain, our highly skilled auto workers are uniquely positioned to design and build the cars of today and tomorrow.

“Our government has consistently been there for our auto workers and auto industry, investing $434 million in 40 projects, attracting over $6 billion in investments.

“We are strongly committed to doing everything we can to fight for these workers and their jobs.”

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