Auto-Immune to Progress: Car Manufacturing Going South

Carmakers say adios to Canada as Mexico shifts into higher gear

Mexico now makes more cars than Canada, a trend that’s not expected to change

By Pete Evans, CBC News Posted: Jun 15, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 15, 2015 9:31 AM ET

 

It’s deja vu all over again…I am old enough to remember in the late 60’s-early 70’s when production of things like appliances and jeans went south, so to speak, from the USA to Mexico, the advent of the maquiladoras, the workers who were making a comparable large salary, suddenly, in Mexico, and the carnage that resulted in the American economy…this was the real start of the overseas corporate run for cheap labour, and no one seems to remember that…
Now Canada gets to experience the same issues. When the ‘branch plant’ economy first happened, it was accompanied by a set of rules regarding what could and couldn’t be sold here…thanks to Mulroney, NAFTA destroyed what the Liberals mostly tried to buttress, the manufacturing sector..with Emperor Steve at the helm, our downfall has become complete, and just like his counterparts everywhere, Harper doesn’t care about working people, seniors on scary inadequate pensions, or those without..in other words, you and me..his 1% are doing better than ever, thanks so much, and intend to acquire even more wealth through this move…
Get out in vote in October and try to save what is left of our economy…Heave Steve!

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2 Responses to Auto-Immune to Progress: Car Manufacturing Going South

  1. Um, that’s somewhat misleading. GM ceased Camaro production in Oshawa, moving production to the US as an all-new assembly line was required for a brand-new car where everything except the V-6 and V-8 engines has been changed, and sales did not allow shut-down of Oshawa for 6-8 months to do a complete re-tooling.
    Ford continues to invest in the Oakville Assembly plant, which makes the popular Edge and the MKX, which have been entirely re-done, with the MKX on the showroom floor this Summer to join the new Edge. Production of these is being exported to other markets besides North America. The plant also produces the Ford Flex and the Lincoln MKT, which will be replaced with new platforms, but Ford’s product security is tight, so there are no details.
    The real problem is Chrysler/FIAT, with the 300 and the minivans. Simply, Sergio has been bleeding North American Chrysler white to get his Alfa Romeo and FIAT models to market, and there is no development money for North American product beyond 2018.

    • cityprole says:

      Being a Ford fan, I’m glad to be corrected..but I still see that manufacturing of auto parts as well as certain models seemingly disappear…and jobs with them.

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