General Motors of Canada Limited
General Motors of Canada Limited, with headquarters in OSHAWA, Ontario, is a major manufacturer and distributor of cars and trucks. It was formed in 1918 by the merger of the McLaughlin Motor Company, Ltd, and the Chevrolet Motor Company of Canada Ltd, and was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of the American-owned General Motors Corporation. By 1921 the company was making Buicks, Oldsmobiles and Oaklands.
Since then GM has grown through various acquisitions and expansions and is Canada's largest manufacturing company. From 1942 until the end of WWII, civilian AUTOMOBILE production was suspended so that the company could manufacture tanks, machine guns and other military equipment. In 1995 GM had sales of $30.77 billion, assets of $10.9 billion and almost 35 000 employees. General Motors Corp of Detroit holds 100% of the shares.