Ottawa, Ontario - November 26, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today spoke with Ontario Premier Doug Ford about the news that General Motors will be closing its Oshawa plant. The Prime Minister expressed his deep disappointment with the decision made by General Motors.

The Prime Minister and the Premier shared concerns on how the closure will impact employees, suppliers, families, and communities in Oshawa and throughout the region. They agreed to work together to explore what measures could be taken by the federal and provincial government to provide support to workers and their families. They also discussed how to engage unions to help workers affected by the decision.

The Prime Minister and the Premier pledged to continue working together to help all those impacted by the closure.

In addition, the Prime Minister noted the Premier’s announcement of measures that will be taken by the provincial government in recognition of the important and ongoing contributions of Franco-Ontarians. The Prime Minister reiterated the federal government’s steadfast commitment to continue supporting Franco-Ontarians and official bilingualism in Canada.