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I have only one question for General Motors of Canada following its announcement that it will hire 700 engineers in this country to help develop the car of the future: What took you so long?

GM has been operating in Canada for almost a century, one during which its U.S. parent rolled out dozens of innovative models, from the Oldsmobile Toronado (the first U.S. car with front-wheel drive) to the Chevy Bolt (its upcoming entry in the electric-vehicle sweepstakes).

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