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Trudeau, Ontario Premier Ford announce funding for electric vehicle production | LIVE

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford are rolling out half a billion dollars as part of a nearly $2-billion plan to overhaul Ford’s Oakville, Ont. assembly plant to manufacture electric vehicles and batteries.

The federal and provincial governments are each chipping in $295 million to mass produce electric vehicles — and the batteries that power them — at the manufacturing plant.

It is part of a three-year agreement worth nearly $2 billion that was announced last month between the automaker and Unifor, the union that represents autoworkers in Canada.

The premier said his government is “all in” on supporting the industry despite having faced criticism in the past for cancelling a planned rebate to encourage people to buy electric vehicles.

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    Long as you can make an electric vehicle sound like my 69 cuda, 2016 Cummins, and like my 2018 Camaro, I’m down for this.

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    HammerTime Jackson

    Climate change is a joke. Tax our FARTS too will ya !!

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    Where is " Onterror-o " ???

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    This video has no sound?

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    5G will power these cars.

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    Which models? The MachE ?

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    I thought Doug Ford said no to Electric vehicle rebate?? That’s what he got ELECTED ON😠😠. No to Carbon Tax

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    Wow. Somehow they control likes dislikes ratio now. These two criminals get like 10 times more dislikes usually. But suddenly more likes.

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    2 $ Billion to the rich Ford corporation to build cars only the rich can afford. TYPICAL politicians.

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    I just hope they make the price tag affordable for everyone 😊🌸

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    Climate hoax…….united nations sellouts…….club of rome…….trilateral commission…..

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    Have any of these eco nuts ever seen a lithium mine ??

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    And the jobs will still be filled with immigrants

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    Tammy-Lynn Stewart

    I like the idea of an electric car. As long as it has decent range and as affordable as the vehicles currently in production.

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    Does this mean I can buy a Telsa?

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    I LOVE AUTOMOTIVE!!!!!!! I HOPE THIS CREATES JOBS FOR PEOPLE

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    Hold China 🇨🇳 accountable!
    – China's Xi Jinping and
    – WHO's Tedros
    should be criminally charged and arrested immediately for their roles in the Wuhan outbreak.

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    Beware of the following DANGEROUS words,
    that the Chinese 🇨🇳 regime is using to recklessly MANIPULATE and CONTROL other people:

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    Communication Failure7600

    Great!! More coal and natural gas powered cars!! Unless they can put a windmill on the hood. Made with harmless lithium and plastics to counteract the weight of the batteries. Genius!! What a deal too. Only 2 billion in subsidies.

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    Just like the $200 million to Gateway Casinos, another gamble by our foolish PM.

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    Wow! All that moolah. Those printing presses must be red hot

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    We are currently failing on Covid – over 1800 new cases in Canada today and no move to close down for our safety. Ford telling families not to get together at home when they can gather at a restaurant with much less safety. Please deal with Covid first.

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    Just another big auto bailout.they already make electric cars,check Tesla's stock value,they don't need taxpayer 'investment. They're ready to rollout their 2021 gas vehicles,what about these cars,gonna be running for another 12 years until the world ends at least.

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    Trudeau wants to bankrupt the country… and he his. China is laughing.

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    BUILDING BACK BETTER= GLOBAL RESET…..

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    Electric vehicles DO NOT pay any fuel tax which is used to help maintain our highway system Ya better make them all 4 x 4

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    FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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    Canadian Government is a turtle when come to renewables energy economy. We have all the ingredients to change our economy into electrified system but everyone is wait-and-see attitude. China is leading the electrification of their transportation system in the world. Canada has everything and yet way behind.

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    ford give taxpayer dollars car maker ford gm still Canada 6billiondollars where all money comes from

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    Just selling out our country one tax dollar at a time! These twits need to resign!

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    Please no more made in China

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    'In politics stupidity is not a handicap' – Napoleon Bonaparte

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    shadowbanned bycbcctv

    Corporate welfare alive and well in Canistan. Thanks Taxpayers.

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    tell me canada under trudoh hasn't turned into a socialist sh!ithole bribed media who aggressively censors comments critical of trudoh who fudges the dislikes they try their hardest to make trudoh look like hes liked but the fact is more then half the country cant stand him!

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    doug . your a weak man

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    I WILL BE MORE CONVINCED WHEN ANYONE INVNTS A VEHICLE THAT STARTS ON A CANADIAN WINTER MORNING…EV IS THE NEXT AIR RIDE, NO THANKS.

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    eg. If half the cars in BC were electric there would not be enough power to charge them all.
    True fact!!!!

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    What a traitor of treason, step down!! Have you researched the environmental damage on lithium mining for these electric cars?? Hydrogen and oxygen with added water is better! The West needs to separate from the East! This SCAMDEMIC is all about their NWO SMART CITIES COMIING SOON, 5 G AI, DRONES, ROBOTS FOR THE MASK WEARING ZOMBIES

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    All liars they have caused so much damage with COVID lie ! All criminals in all governments

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    Just watching ffs

    The letters GM fly right over their heads…

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