GM CEO Will Not Appear Before Canada Legislators On Plant Closure

www.oann.com | 1/16/2018 | Staff
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TORONTO (Reuters) – General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra will not come before Canadian legislators to answer questions about the automaker’s future in the country, but lower-ranking executives will appear, a lawmaker said on Thursday.

GM said in November it would close its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant by year-end, part of a broad restructuring affecting four other plants in the United States, as it cuts costs and invests in electric and self-driving vehicles.

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Last month, the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology approved Vice Chairman Brian Masse’s request for Barra to “explain GM’s future and continued commitment to the Canadian automotive and manufacturing industry.”

Barra’s “complex schedule wouldn’t allow her to be there in a reasonable period of time,” said GM spokesman David Paterson. He added that two “subject matter experts” – GM Canada President Travis Hester and Vice President of North American Manufacturing...
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