In a utopian world, Canadian auto workers would get huge raises, governments would lavish money on the industry, and cars would drive themselves as they met fuel efficiency and emissions standards effortlessly.
Then there’s reality.
Contract talks in 2016 between the Detroit Three automakers and their 28,000 workers in Canada are expected to be tough, and pivotal to keeping assembly plants open here.
The Liberal government in Ottawa is facing a host of demands based on promises it made during the election campaign. The auto industry will have to make a strong case to get heard above the clamour.