Media advisory - CAW Commends Investment in Canadian Auto Industry by Federal and Provincial Governments at Toyota

Media advisory - CAW Commends Investment in Canadian Auto Industry by Federal 
and Provincial Governments at Toyota 
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 industry." 
"Success cannot be taken for granted, both levels of government must work 
towards developing sector-based policies and strategies that will ultimately
maintain and grow good jobs, like the ones at Toyota, Honda, General Motors,
Ford and Chrysler." 
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 
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) 
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CO: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
ST: Ontario
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-0- Jan/24/2013 01:56 GMT
 
 
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