|Founder||merger of Edison Electric Light Company of Canada and Thomson-Houston Electric Light Company of Canada|
|Products||consumer appliances, electric equipment|
|Elyse Allan, President and CEO of GE Canada John Flannery, CEO and Chair, General Electric Co.|
|Products||consumer electronics, financial services, aviation, healthcare, oil & gas, rail, energy, water|
Canadian General Electric (CGE, also known as GE Canada) was a Canadian manufacturer of various electrical products. It was the Canadian counterpart of the American company General Electric. The unit became General Electric Canada in 1989, and is now known as GE Canada.
Canadian General Electric Co. Limited (CGE) was incorporated in Canada in 1892 as a merger of Edison Electric Light Company of Canada (of Hamilton, Ontario) and Thomson-Houston Electric Light Company of Canada (of Montreal), both incorporated in Canada in 1882. The Canadian merger occurred in the same year as the merger of parent companies Edison General Electric (of Schenectady, New York) and Thomson-Houston Company (of Lynn, Massachusetts) into General Electric, which continues to the present day as a major international conglomerate.
CGE had about 500 employees at inception and was already producing generators, transformers, motors, wire and cable, and lighting products for consumer and industrial products.