Federal and Ontario governments announce support for EV battery plant – March 23, 2022

March 23, 2022 at 12:58 pm  Federal, Politics



In a news conference in Windsor, Ont., federal ministers François-Philippe Champagne (innovation, science and industry) and Omar Alghabra (transport) join Ontario Premier Doug Ford to announce $5 billion in federal and provincial funding to construct the province’s first large scale electric vehicle battery plant. The facility will be operational by 2025 and will support Ontario’s supply chain system. Vic Fedeli (provincial minister of economic development, job creation and trade), Drew Dilkens (mayor of Windsor) and Theresa Sims (Ska:na Family Learning Cente), along with industry stakeholders also take part in the announcement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers pre-recorded remarks via video.

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