Canada, U.S. to meet on GM next week: minister

Tue May 12, 2009 3:36pm EDT
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian minister in charge of the auto sector will meet with top U.S. officials in Washington next week to assess progress on General Motors' restructuring plans, the minister said on Tuesday.

"All I can tell you is we're working with the Obama administration and with our Ontario counterparts. I will be in Washington later on next week to see how our progress is going," Industry Minister Tony Clement told reporters when asked if a GM bankruptcy was likely.

"I'll be meeting with U.S. Treasury officials who are on the case and obviously we'll take stock of the situation on or before the 31st of May," he said.

(Reporting by Randall Palmer; writing by Louise Egan; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)