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Ford Motor Company Cutting 450 Jobs At Oakville Assembly Plant

Production of Ford Flex & Lincoln MKT to be ended.

There’s more bad news for Canada’s auto sector, with the Ford Motor Company announcing the elimination of 450 jobs at the Oakville assembly plant.

Both the Lincoln MKT and the Ford Flex will be discontinued, according to an announcement by the company reported by Reuters:

‘“We will stop building the Ford Flex at the end of November. Lincoln MKT production ended earlier this month,” said Kelli Felker, manufacturing & labor communications manager at Ford.”

Canada’s auto sector has been struggling, with production continuing to shift towards Mexico in many cases. Clearly, the new NAFTA deal signed by the Trudeau government has done nothing to mitigate the damage.

While Ford is shifting away from the production of crossover vehicles, if Canada had a booming auto sector we would be in a position to benefit from the increased production of trucks. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case.

Spencer Fernando

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