I was wandering through some old posts on the Hemmings Blog the other day and came across a post about the CMP. Apparently, the British goverment contacted Ford of Canada in 1936 to build a truck for the upcoming war. By the time the late 30′s rolled around, General Motors of Canada was involved. By 1945, CMP ( Canadian Military Pattern) built over 410,000 trucks. There is a ton more information and photos on The Old CMP Site and Maple Leaf Up .