Ford of Canada Ltd. was instrumental in settling a nasty Navistar International Corp, strike in Chatham, Ont. The question, as Ford opens its own contract negotiations July 17 with the Canadian Auto Workers union, is whether it can stave off a strike of its own. CAW President Buzz Hargrove says the "most troubling issue" in this round of talks is the decision by parent Ford Motor Co. to close the Ontario Truck plant in Oakville, Ont., Canada. The work assembling F-150 pickups is being ...

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