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The Budget and the Chrysler Plant

March 22nd, 2007

Ten days ago it was being reported that CAW employees at Brampton’s DaimlerChrysler assembly plant voted to accept mid-contract concessions in order to save jobs at the plant. The reason cited by the for needing the concessions was a need to keep costs down so the cars built at the plant could remain competitive.

Yesterday browsing the post (sorry I can`t find a link – try page A6 of the National Post for Wed. Mar 21st) and side bar titled Good Cars vs. Bad Cars. As I suspected on Tuesday night, two of the Brampton built vehicles are slated for tax increases under the new rules.

Both the Dodge Magnum and the Chrysler 300C will have a $2,000 tax added on to them. What does that do to the sales of the vehicles? And at a cost of how many jobs?


  1. Richard
    March 22nd, 2007 at 14:03 | #1

    Ever thought of getting out of the auto racket and heading west?

  2. Brian
    March 23rd, 2007 at 10:28 | #2

    Getting out of the auto racket Yes, it`s a theme in these parts. However, the golden handcuffs have a firm hold. Twenty years toward a great pension is hard to walk away from.

    As for out west, never gave it serious thought. Not sure the family would buy in to that one anyway.

  3. Ron
    March 26th, 2007 at 12:45 | #3

    Can’t see you guys emigrating out west.

    Lady Hespeler hasn’t even left her home town.

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