A Statement on Ford Canada Job LossesPublished on October 28, 2019
A statement on today's announcement from Ford Motor Company.
MISSISSAUGA – In response to today’s announcement that Ford Motor Company is cutting 450 positions at the Oakville Assembly Complex, beginning next February, Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, released the following statement:
“Having worked at Ford’s Oakville Assembly Complex for 31 years, I know that today is a very difficult day. Many of the 4,500 workers at Ford Canada’s Oakville Assembly Complex were my co-workers. They remain my friends. I know how difficult this news is, not just for them, but for their children, their families, and for the entire region.
“I want you to know that I stand with you, our Premier stands with you, and our entire government stands with you at this difficult time.
“I understand that the Hon. Monte McNaughton, the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, is now reaching out to help the affected workers, and I also stand ready to assist in any way that I can.
“It’s estimated that every job in automotive manufacturing supports nine or more jobs in the community. So today is also a very difficult day for many auto parts suppliers and other small businesses, that depend on the Oakville Assembly Complex for so much of their business, throughout Halton and Peel Regions.
“But, working together, I know that we can support the affected families, and work to strengthen the competitiveness of Ontario's automotive sector. The first phase of our Driving Prosperity plan, announced earlier this year, commits $40 million to do just that.
“I know that, moving forward, our government will work every day to ensure that our province is Open for Business in auto manufacturing, in Oakville, and Mississauga, and right across Ontario.”
Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP