Premier Doug Ford Stands with Fiat Chrysler Workers
TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement about the layoffs at Fiat Chrysler in Windsor:
"In the face of this extremely disappointing announcement from Fiat Chrysler, our government will not waver in our support for the thousands of men and women that go to work in Ontario's auto sector every day.
I want the employees at the Windsor Assembly Plant to know that my government stands with you and your families. We will fight tooth and nail to protect the jobs of the auto workers in Windsor.
I will be speaking to the President of FCA Canada, Reid Bigland, and to Unifor President, Jerry Dias, to urge them to work with us to protect these jobs. My message to Fiat Chrysler is this: do not make this decision based on the anti-business policies of the former government over the past 15 years. Our government is lowering taxes, lowering electricity rates and slashing red tape. There has never been a better time for auto manufacturers to invest in the province of Ontario.
Our government is committed to turning the page in this province so that Ontario can once again be the economic engine of Canada.
We remain steadfast in our support for Ontario's auto manufacturing sector, but more importantly we remain steadfast in our support for the auto workers both in Windsor and provincewide."