Toronto, Ontario – Officials of the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) met with federal, provincial and municipal politicians in Toronto to discuss the future of Ford’s plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, which is in danger of closing.

As recently as early July, Ford had indicated to the union that the plant would have no product after September 2011. At the meeting, politicians committed to continue urging Ford to continue production in the plant beyond that date.

The CAW said that Ford has shed over 50 per cent of its Canadian workforce of the past number of years, and its footprint in Canada will be less than eight per cent if the St. Thomas plant closes. The plant builds the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Marquis and Lincoln Town Car, mostly for fleet sales.

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