One wonders whether the bargaining table itself will be smaller, given that the Canadian auto industry is being downsized as the Big Three and Canadian Auto Workers union prepare to negotiate a new master agreement. CAW contracts expire Sept. 17, a year earlier than the 4-year deals penned by the United Auto Workers three years ago. The Canadian industry may be coming off record sales, but few describe these as heady times, with incentives gobbling up profits with almost the same speed ...

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