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A worker on the production line at Chrysler's plant in Windsor, January 18, 2011.
A worker on the production line at Chrysler's plant in Windsor, January 18, 2011.
(Geoff Robins/CP)

How Chrysler won this round of auto-subsidy sparring

Once again, Chrysler Group LLC chief Sergio Marchionne is proving himself a master at playing auto-subsidy hardball. By suddenly withdrawing the car maker’s request for some $700-million in aid from the federal and Ontario governments, he has deftly altered the game and shifted the spotlight from Chrysler to the politicians and the workers’ Canadian labour union.