posted on Aug, 3 2005 @ 06:29 PM
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
when the axe falls, and the EU is in a better position, they're gonna come callin.
As our Canadian friend already put "our economies are entwined". I don't think many really undestand this. Just start with the auto industry. In
Detroit alone Canadian engineers are a huge part of manufacturing and production in the big three.
"Hargrove said the Big Three also are saving hundreds of millions of dollars each year on health care because of Canada's national health care
system. According to data from the CAW, health care costs GM $1,500 per vehicle in the United States compared to $120 per vehicle in Canada."
The motor companies spend billions in health care compared to a couple hundred million in Canada.
Don't look at employment for the CAW, but look at employment of the hundreds of 2nd and 3rd tier manufacturing plants in Canada. Don't get me wrong,
GM, Ford, and Daimler can move plants elsewhere. They could close every plant and star over, in say China, but why? The benefits are for both
economies. We are very dependent on one another.