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Camaros to roll out of Oshawa plant in late ’08

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Camaros to roll out of Oshawa plant in late ’08

Yeah, just what Canada needs – another muscle car! The point that caught my attention was that Dalton McGuinty got booed by the union members. After all Ontario has only thrown $500m in subsidies at GM since 2003. I wonder how much has gone to the TTC in that period, and what could have been done to reduce car dependence in Canada’s largest metropolitan region with that kind of investment.

If you must spend it on propping up the North American car industry, why not insist that the subsidies go to more fuel efficient and less polluting vehicles? (Answer: ’cause they might go back to Quebec if we did).

Written by Stephen Rees

August 22, 2006 at 3:53 pm

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