Provost Discusses GM Plant Closure in International Media


Following the announcement of the closure of the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic) at U of G, has been offering expert commentary in the national news media.

She’s been interviewed by Public Radio International’s The World, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto StarGlobal News, CBC News business, CBC’s Ontario Morning, CBC News Network, CTV Your MorningAl Jazeera and Sirius XM.

A political scientist and principal investigator at the Automotive Policy Research Centre, Yates has discussed the impact of the plant closure on workers, the wider automotive industry and possible government interventions.

Yates studies the automotive industry, labour unions, and manufacturing and industrial policy.