June 8, 2008 / 12:28 AM / 10 years ago

Flaherty wants "sustainable auto sector"

TORONTO (Reuters) - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, speaking just days after General Motors GM.N announced plans to close a truck plant in Oshawa, Ontario, said on Friday he wants a “sustainable auto sector.”

<p>Finance Minister Jim Flaherty listens to a question while speaking to journalists in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa June 5, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>

Flaherty, speaking to reporters in Toronto, also said the domestic economy is proving resilient amid global credit turmoil and the U.S. economic slowdown,

Reporting by Frank Pingue; editing by Rob Wilson

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