As the flames streaked down the cement highway median, Rebecca Pallister knew she was in real trouble. Could cement actually burn? In her rear view mirror the forests surrounding Fort McMurray were falling like blackened matchsticks as she gripped her steering wheel more tightly. It was the spring of 2016 and Canada’s oil capital was…

General Motors has deep roots in Canada, tracing them back to the R.S. McLaughlin Carriage Company in 1876. McLaughlin manufactured carriages until 1906, and then turned his attention to cars. After a merger took place, by 1915 his company became known as General Motors of Canada. Canada’s ‘motor city’ was a manufacturing sight to behold in…