Province congratulates General Motors of Canada Ltd. on additional shift announcement

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Province congratulates General Motors of Canada Ltd. on additional shift announcement

OSHAWA, ON, May 6 /CNW/ - Ontario Minister of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation Jim Flaherty today praised General Motors of Canada Ltd. (GMCL) for the 1,000 jobs that will be added when it introduces a third shift at its Oshawa Car Assembly Plant Number 1.
"We see positive signs that the economy is gaining momentum, and your announcement is certainly a shining example," Flaherty told GMCL executive and staff at the company's announcement in Oshawa. "Our economy is reliant on the success of our automotive industry. GM of Canada continues to embrace new technology and remain a leader in this competitive industry."
"The people of GM of Canada, the CAW and our supplier partners are to be congratulated on the announcement of a third shift for the Oshawa Car Assembly Plant. Building vehicles with strong market demand and improving the capacity utilization in Oshawa will deliver economic benefits for the province of Ontario," said Michael Grimaldi, GMCL President. "We look forward to continuing to work constructively with governments at all levels to create a more favourable climate for investment, ensuring Canada's auto industry continues to play a leading role."
"A prime goal of our government is to contribute to the economic prosperity of Ontario, which results in job creation and protects our quality of life," Flaherty added. "You have managed to do both, and on behalf of the people of Ontario, I thank you for your important and ongoing contribution to this province.

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For further information: Media contact: Dan Miles, Minister's Office, (416) 325-8321