Ontario’s Liberal government is prepared to give General Motors more taxpayers’ money for new projects despite thousands of layoffs recently announced by an automaker that’s already received $235 million from the province, Premier Dalton McGuinty said yesterday.


GM wants the Ontario and federal governments to contribute $140 million toward a new engine plant in St. Catharines and a new research and development centre in Oshawa.


McGuinty said Ontario has no choice because of “stiff” competition from several American states that are also suffering job losses in manufacturing.