PM, Ford announce COVID-19 job boost with auto investment
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford announced contributions part of a $1.8 billion investment into car manufacturer Ford’s Oakville Assembly Complex, in order to make it a global hub for battery electric vehicle production.
Both the Ontario and federal government will invest $295 million, to go along with an investment by the manufacturer, in order to make zero emission electric vehicles.
“By investing in technology that protects the environment, we’re also taking action on our plan to get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday. “For our environment, for our auto-sector, this is a win-win.”
Trudeau said the announcement secures 5,000 middle-class jobs, while positioning the country to use its talent to be a leader in electric vehicles, a growing market.
“Today’s announcement represents the largest investment in Ontario’s auto sector and