TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The CAW is applauding the investment
announcement earlier today by the federal and Ontario government in
Toyota, with the intention of building a hybrid car in Canada.
CAW President Ken Lewenza said that the investment, coming in part from
the federal Automotive Innovation Fund, is encouraging.
"Both the federal and provincial government recognize the importance of
investing in local industry and local jobs," said Lewenza. "It is
crucial though that these investments be part of a larger automotive
industrial policy that supports strategic investment, research and
development, maintaining a Canadian footprint and greening the
"Success cannot be taken for granted, both levels of government must
work towards developing sector-based policies and strategies that will
maintain and grow good jobs, like the ones at Toyota, Honda, General
Ford and Chrysler."
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
For more information, please contact CAW Communications Shannon Devine (cell) 416-302-1699 For information on the CAW's auto policy document
Re-thinking Canada's Auto Industry: A Policy Vision to Escape the Race to the Bottom, please visit: http://www.rethinktheeconomy.ca/resources