Canada Backs EV Sector in Niagara Region

Canada Backs EV Sector in Niagara Region

Source: Mirage News 

Regional Municipality of Niagara to receive a $300,000-Government of Canada investment to support growth of Niagara’s EV sector

The automotive industry in Ontario is a pillar of Canada’s economy and provides thousands of jobs for workers and their families. Our country is committed to reducing our carbon footprint. As we move toward more sustainable solutions, southern Ontario has emerged as a prominent hub for automotive manufacturing and innovation, specifically in the electric vehicle (EV) sector. The Government of Canada is supporting our manufacturers as they adopt more sustainable processes and technologies, increase their production capabilities, and create good jobs for Canadians. This funding will create opportunities for workers in the EV sector across Niagara so they can reach their full potential and create endless possibilities for southern Ontario and Canada.

Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, and Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, announced a $300,000-investment that will be delivered by the Regional Municipality of Niagara (Niagara Region) to accelerate the growth of the EV sector in the Niagara region.

With this investment, Niagara Region will develop an EV strategy with support from an EV battery specialist. This new strategy will focus on building partnerships, developing the infrastructure needed, connecting industry leaders and post-secondary institutions, and enabling Niagara Region representation at industry events. This investment is expected to support over 50 regional businesses and organizations and establish up to five new partnerships to ensure that the region has the opportunity to contribute to this growing and important sector.

Southern Ontario’s automotive industry is the engine that drives our country forward. Today, the Government of Canada is investing in the businesses, organizations, and people that make it run. This announcement builds on our commitment to grow the EV sectors across southern Ontario. Earlier this summer, we made similar announcements in London and Windsor. These key regions are important hubs for this industry, and these investments ensure you can meet the growing demands and strengthen Canada’s domestic EV supply chain.

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