Union predicts 300,000 Canadian factory job losses


By Randall Palmer OTTAWA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - One in seven Canadian manufacturing jobs will disappear in the next two to four years if the Canadian dollar stays at current high levels, Canadian Auto Workers economist Jim Stanford predicted on Tuesday. "The rising Canadian dollar has taken a bad situation and made it far, far worse," Stanford told the House of Commons finance committee, which is investigating the effects of the currency's rise. He said job losses so far have resulted ...

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