Early indicators suggest Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd. and the Canadian Auto Workers can reach an amicable settlement before the Oct. 1 strike deadline, the union’s president says. The two sides are discussing "two or three alternatives" that would salvage "a significant number of jobs," Buzz Hargrove tells reporters. The jobs are threatened by Ford’s proposed closure of its pickup assembly operations – Ontario Truck – in Oakville, Ont. The plant, which employs 1,500 workers, ...

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