Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A voice of reason in the wilderness

Congratulations to The Montreal Gazette for stepping up and saying what needed to be said regarding Canada's recent decision to purchase military vehicles from Navistar's Texas facility.
Canada is right to seek best deal for its trucks

The Gazette
January 27, 2009

The government has agreed to buy 1,300 much-needed new trucks for the Canadian Forces. This good news, a useful step in reversing the "rusting out" of our military, has been clouded by complaints from the Canadian Auto Workers union.

Who could blame that hard-pressed union for demanding that the vehicles be made in this country, at a time when southwestern Ontario's auto-industry job base is imploding? But from the broader perspective of what's good for all Canadians, it was the right decision to give the contract to Illinois-based Navistar Inc., which will make the trucks at its plant in Garland, Texas.
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Cross-posted to BBS and The Shadow


Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Just curious-with all the talk and print about these 1,300 trucks, I'd like to do a bit of tech reading and look at some photos. Does anyone know which models they are? I presume the trucks in question are some of those at this Navistar, Inc. link.

10:31 p.m., January 27, 2009  
Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Wups. Fixed the link.

10:34 p.m., January 27, 2009  
Blogger WE Speak said...

I'm not at home, so I don't have all the usual info at hand, but I believe our order is for the 7000 series of vehicles.

3:06 a.m., January 28, 2009  
Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

Lots of detail here:

"New trucks for Army"


8:35 a.m., January 28, 2009  

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