Parts Shortage Shutters Chrysler Plants In Canada

Chrysler's assembly plants in southern Ontario remain closed due to an ongoing shortage of parts from a supplier.

TORONTO (CP) -- Chrysler's assembly plants in southern Ontario remain closed due to an ongoing shortage of parts from a supplier.

Union spokesman Rick Laporte says the Chrysler minivan plant in Windsor has been closed since workers were sent home Tuesday night.

And production at Chrysler's car plant in Brampton has been halted since Thursday morning.

Laporte, who is president of a Canadian Auto Workers union local that represents Chrysler workers, says there's no word when production will restart at the two assembly plants.

Ownership of the parts supplier recently changed hands and Chrysler is trying to move production to its own parts plant in Toronto.

Chrysler was granted a court order today giving it permission to remove its tooling from the supplier's plant in Wallaceburg, Ont.

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