Chrysler calls foul on ‘political football’

Automaker withdraws requests for government’s financial assistance
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/24/2014

Chrysler’s refusal to be used as a "political football" could become a fumble for the province of Ontario.

In a statement that blindsided government officials, the automaker announced its intention to withdraw all requests for financial assistance in the development of assembly plants in Windsor and Brampton, Ont.

Chrysler plans to develop and industrialize its next minivan in the Windsor location while the Brampton facility is scheduled to benefit from a substantial product intervention on the Chrysler 300 and Dodge family of products it currently produces.