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Morning Brief: Ottawa willing to give boost to EV manufacturing – iPolitics

Sep 21, 2020

Good Monday morning to you.

The federal government is willing to put up half-a-billion dollars toward electric vehicle manufacturing at the Ford plant in Oakville, the Star reports. Heather Scoffield writes that Navdeep Bains has been “increasingly concerned that auto manufacturing in Ontario has dwindled and that the province needs to get into the EV market,” and that this would come from the Strategic Innovation Fund.

Kady O’Malley has a political preview of the day ahead over at iPoliticsAM, which includes an effort by opposition MPs to start the week by highlighting ‘Liberal failure’.

O’Malley looks ahead to the throne speech in What We’re Watching with just a few days left before the parliamentary tone-setting affair, and she goes over the practicalities of having two leaders in self-isolation as Parliament resumes.

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