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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the GM plant June 10. He said he made the pitch for Canada to General Motors Co. president Mary Barra at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, earlier this year. (Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the GM plant June 10. He said he made the pitch for Canada to General Motors Co. president Mary Barra at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, earlier this year. (Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

GM switches gears by adding engineering muscle to Canada Add to ...

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For decades, the splashy, job-creating announcements in the auto sector in Canada have been about manufacturing jobs.

General Motors of Canada Ltd. went in a different direction Friday, announcing the hiring of 700 to 750 new engineers who will work on the automobile of the future – vehicles that are battery-powered, connected to the wired world much more closely than they are now and will eventually drive themselves.

GM Canada announces expansion of its operations in Ontario (BNN Video)
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