It looks bad that General Motors keeps cutting jobs after getting $235 million in taxpayers’ money to boost its Ontario operations, Premier Dalton McGuinty acknowledged yesterday after GM revealed 1,400 workers will lose their jobs when its 45-year-old Windsor transmission plant closes in 2010.


None of the taxpayers’ money was for the Windsor plant, noted McGuinty. The $235 million has gone toward GM’s operations in Oshawa, St. Catharines and its joint venture in Ingersoll.


GM said yesterday production is shifting from four-speed to more “fuel-efficient” six-speed transmissions.