GM’s Plan to Close Oshawa Plant Is Setback for Canada’s Auto Sector

General Motors Co.’s decision to shut down its manufacturing operations in Oshawa, Ontario deals a blow to Canada’s government, which believed it had secured a new lifeline for the country’s auto sector through the revised North American Free Trade Agreement.

Canadian lawmakers from all levels of government and partisan stripes said Monday the closure would hurt the local community in Oshawa, just east of Toronto, and the national economy. The federal legislature will hold an emergency debate Monday night on how Canada should…


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