Original Media Release, Government of Ontario, November 17, 2021
The Ontario government has released the next phase of its Auto Strategy to secure production mandates for hybrid and electric vehicles, to create a domestic battery ecosystem, and position Ontario as a North American automotive innovation hub.
At Linamar in Guelph, Premier Doug Ford and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, unveiled the province’s commitment to the future of Ontario’s auto sector in Phase 2 of Driving Prosperity ― The Future of Ontario’s Automotive Sector. Following the release of the first phase of the plan in 2019, this second phase will strengthen Ontario’s auto industry and make the province more competitive for new investments. New Initiatives in Phase 2 respond to the global demand for electric vehicles and will support domestic parts producers, workers, and innovators across the province.