In a stunning turn of events, the Canadian Auto Workers union chooses Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd. as the lead company to reach a pattern agreement for the 2005 contract negotiations. But CAW President Buzz Hargrove warns DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. to be on standby. If, by Tuesday, the union does not have a “damn good sense” that a Ford settlement is attainable before its master agreement expires Sept. 20, he says negotiators will pursue a deal with DaimlerChrysler. Buzz Hargrove ...

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