News Briefs (Nov. 5, 2001)

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

Ford reneges on computers

Oakville, Ont.

— Ford Canada has cancelled its much touted plan to give “free” computers and Internet access to all its workers worldwide for a nominal fee. The plan was announced in early 2000 and since then Canada’s 17,000 Ford employees have been waiting. It turns out the deal was too good to be true. Citing the economic downturn, Ford Canada announced the program won’t go ahead. U.S. employees did receive their computers. For editorial comment visit our online archives at