Feds, Ontario to invest $200M in Ford – Ontario News

Feds, Ontario to invest $200M in Ford – Ontario News

WINDSOR, Ont. — The federal and Ontario governments are each investing more than $100 million to support a $1-billion partnership with Ford Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne are announcing the conditional grants of up to $102.4 million each at a Ford engine plant in Windsor, Ont.

The Ontario government says the investment will create 300 new jobs at Ford in the province and protect hundreds more.

The funding is also aimed at helping Ford establish an advanced manufacturing program that will transform the company’s power-train facility in Windsor.

It will also support Ford’s plan to create a research and engineering centre in Ottawa to develop new automotive technologies.

Later today, Trudeau visits auto parts giant Magna International Inc. in Brampton, Ont., to highlight Ottawa’s investments in artificial intelligence research, which were laid out in last week’s federal budget.

Wynne and Finance Minister Bill Morneau are also scheduled to visit the Vector…

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