GM HEAD SAYS UPDATING NAFTA IS IMPORTANT

Jan 19, 2018

By Michael Kramer

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The president of General Motors Canada says it’s important to update NAFTA –  to reflect the broad range of changing technology – since the original trade deal was signed years ago.

Steve Carlisle says the automaker is cautiously optimistic about the trade talks.

His comments came as he prepared for the official opening of GM’s  new 700-employee software development centre north of Toronto.

Carlisle says General Motors moved quickly to open the new software centre in Markham – because it needs to develop more advanced safety features and other technology for GM vehicles.

Carlisle says GM Canada has been able to move forward with its growth plans – despite the unresolved NAFTA talks – which began last year – but he says other companies have stalled their investment decisions because of the uncertainty.

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