First you lose the vehicle, then you put people out of work



Sarnia’s police chief has come out swinging in support of Ontario auto workers.

Phil Nelson said Thursday he’s ticked off that Ford Canada is discontinuing production of the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and has asked the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police to take a stand.

The Crown Vic is a police “workhorse” that’s kept thousands of workers in St. Thomas, Ont. employed for decades, he said.

“The fact that jobs are being lost, that really annoys me. We do crime prevention through social development. Part of that is keeping people working. It’s like a one-two punch. First you lose the vehicle, which has been very good to police services. Now you’re putting people out of work.”
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