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Challenges could make GM stronger: auto analyst

General Motors faces a decade of unparalleled opportunity and could emerge from the challenges plaguing North American automakers stronger than ever, a leading automotive industry analyst believes.

“A strong case can be made that the auto sector in North America is entering its biggest decade of opportunity since perhaps when the boomer became of driving age,” Dennis DesRosiers told business leaders from across Durham Region at a breakfast hosted by the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Durham Economic Prosperity Conference Committee.

 

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Skills Training Centre Expansion Underway

Durham College is poised to help meet the growing demand for workers in the green energy sector with the expansion of its Skills Training Centre. Once complete, the centre will offer new programs in energy conservation, energy audits and renewable energy.

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New Government Must Get Back To Work And Put Economy First

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Canada’s largest business group is urging the Government to recall Parliament as soon as possible and present to the nation an Economic and Fiscal Update. “The well-being of every Canadian citizen depends on how quickly the new government addresses the current global economic turmoil”, says Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “Early action is essential, and many critical initiatives can be started immediately at little or no cost to the Government.”

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Stay The Course Action Lacks Stimulus

Toronto –The Ontario government’s fall economic statement has missed an opportunity to provide stimulus to the economy by relying on an economic plan that may not be reflective of the current situation.

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Program to Aid Small and Medium Sized Manufacturers

Thanks to funding provided by the Government of Ontario, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has created the SMART Program to help small and medium-sized manufacturers in Ontario improve their productivity so they can compete more effectively in the global economy.

CME is looking for companies ready to start productivity-improving projects such as lean design and lean manufacturing, quality improvement, energy efficiency, IT best practices, and environmental impact reduction. SMART Funding will support the best projects proposed to us, with 50% funding up to $50,000, paid directly to hundreds of manufacturers.

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