This announcement rips me open from the heart and I literally broke down in tears.
I delivered newspapers to Colonel R.S. McLaughlin, the founder of General Motors Canada, in the early 50s in Oshawa, when Oshawa was General Motors. This company has been the heart and soul of Oshawa since 1907. It was how I was able to raise my family and the pain is crushing for me when I think of others today who will struggle trying to do the same. My heart goes out to my old hometown and all the people that call this place home because it’s more than GM employees that are devastated, it’s the entire community.