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Workers protest GM closure

OSHAWA, Ont.—Unionized workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont. staged a second work-stoppage after the company confirmed it would not reconsider plans to close the facility.

Unifor said the protest yesterday morning lasted close to two hours before it ended, and followed about a five-hour sit-down at the plant the evening before.

Trudeau calls three Feb. 25 byelections

OTTAWA—The relevance of the NDP in an election year will be put to the test next month in federal byelections called yesterday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau set Feb. 25 as the date for byelections in the Ontario riding of York-Simcoe, Montreal's Outremont, and B.C.'s Burnaby South—where NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is hoping to win a seat in the House of Commons.