FEATURE-From cars to college town, Canada's Motor City grows despite GM woes

By Allison Martell
| OSHAWA, Ontario

In Oshawa, winning a spot on the line at General Motors (GM.N) isn’t the singular prize it used to be.As GM Oshawa workers fight for the plant’s survival and face what could be the first Canadian auto strike since 1996, the rest of the once-company town has moved on.”Everyone looks at Oshawa as, oh, you only make cars … and that’s not true anymore,” said Oshawa Mayor John Henry, whose two brothers work at the plant.A new university, cancer center and expansion at a nearby nuclear plant have made Oshawa one …
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