Kathleen Wynne says she was 'surprised' and 'taken aback' when she learned Chrysler would pull its bid for $700,000 in taxpayer dollars.
The auto maker announced the decision Tuesday, underlining it didn't want to be part of a game of political football. Chrysler will be using it's own cash to refurbish two Ontario plants in Brampton and Windsor.
The premier says while it's good news Chrysler wants to stay in Ontario, there's no firm commitment for jobs after 2016.
Around 7,600 people work at both plants.
Wynne says the province has always planned to work with the auto sector, no matter what company.
She reveals part of the issue is that it's hard to have a successful negotiation in public. She wouldn't say what was on the table.