May 15, 2009 / 4:26 PM / 9 years ago

Harper says GM support depends on shared sacrifice

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday that taxpayper support for General Motors’ Canadian operations hinges on all stakeholders making sacrifices in restructuring talks.

<p>Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to members of the Unions des municipalites du Quebec in Gatineau May 14, 2009. REUTERS/Blair Gable</p>

“The participation of the taxpayers of Canada is dependent upon all of the stakeholders making the difficult decisions necessary to ensure the viability of the company,” he told a news conference in Toronto.

Reporting by Jeffrey Hodgson; editing by Peter Galloway

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