The General Motors recall scandal might be hopping borders in the near future. The Canadian government's Transport Minister, Lisa Raitt, is pushing for an investigation into when GM Canada knew about the ignition switch problem and the necessary recall.

"Having seen what has developed in the United States I've gone back to my officials to go back to GM Canada and ask them when did they find out. Did they find out at the same time as GM in the U.S. told the world or did they know earlier than that?" said Raitt to Reuters in a conference call. If the Canadian arm of the company knew about the problem before the recall and didn't do anything, it could be in violation of the nation's laws. Raitt was clear that the investigation into GM Canada must be completed first, before she would decide to prosecute the company.

However, we can add this onto the pile of official investigations into GM. Multiple US agencies are already looking into it, and the fines are mounting as well. The business is already facing a $35 million payment to the US government for delaying the ignition switch recall and also receiving more oversight from the feds. In addition to that, the company has about $10 billion in 79 switch-related lawsuits to deal with.


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      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 6 Months Ago
      Even Stevie Wonder could see that GM knew this way ahead of time.
        btulliani
        • 6 Months Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! Good one!!!!!
      Tariff The Imports
      • 6 Months Ago
      Aren't corporations recognized as people in the eye of the law? Well if my neighbor killed 13 people ( GM being investigated for the possability of more ), he would be charged, more than likely convicted, given a criminal record and sent to jail. Should the same not happen to GM management that knew and covered up this fiasco?
        Patriot
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Tariff The Imports
        If your neighbor killed 13 or 1000 people, he/she would still be afforded proper representation and given their day in court. That day in court would have brought to light what most here ignore while bashing GM and that is the fact that most of the "13" died by their own hand. Feel free to prove me wrong. Drunk operation of a vehicle is considered a crime except if the drunk was driving a GM car according to your wisdom. Speeding three times the limit can kill especially when the seat belt is skipped. Tell us again how big bad GM caused the deaths of these drunk speeding drivers. And use facts instead of your opinion.
          Dennis
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Patriot
          It was a malfunctioning part. And they knew it. Thus the recall was issued. Why the delay. That alone plus the deaths makes them suspects of wrongful death to say the least.
      withymybacktothesea
      • 6 Months Ago
      Racists. If it was a German or Japanese or Korean, none of this would happen. I'm buying GM until I die. AMERICA!
        Tariff The Imports
        • 6 Months Ago
        @withymybacktothesea
        Germany, Japan and Korea aren't races.
        btulliani
        • 6 Months Ago
        @withymybacktothesea
        So a company lies, cheats and withholds information to your government and you still trust them? If you want my hard earned money, it's best to be an honest up-standing company. Don't be a blind patriot......
        NY EVO X MR GUY
        • 6 Months Ago
        @withymybacktothesea
        Eh.....we need to reduce the population. Knock yourself out. And if there's a fire in the car, don't worry, just turn up the climate control settings to Satan.
      Jim R
      • 6 Months Ago
      The answer is yes, they probably did.
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