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Trudeau, Ford to mark electric vehicle manufacturing ’milestone’ in Ingersoll, Ont.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford, shown here shaking hands in March after announcing a child-care deal, will be in Ingersoll, Ont., today to make an announcement about electric vehicles.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford, shown here shaking hands in March after announcing a child-care deal, will be in Ingersoll, Ont., today to make an announcement about electric vehicles.

Photo: La Presse canadienne / Nathan Denette

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GM is developing Canada's 1st full-scale EV production facility in the town

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make an announcement this afternoon in southwestern Ontario about electric vehicle manufacturing.

Trudeau will be joined by Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the province's Economic Development Minister Vic Fedeli for an announcement at 12:15 p.m. ET in Ingersoll, Ont.

Trudeau's itinerary says the announcement will mark a milestone in manufacturing electric vehicles.

The town is home to the General Motors CAMI production plant, which the automaker announced in April would be retooled by the end of the year into what it called the country's first full-scale commercial electric vehicle production facility.

The provincial and federal governments each invested $259 million toward that project and GM's plan to make its Oshawa, Ont., plant EV-ready.

Canada intends to bar the sale of new internal-combustion engines in passenger vehicles by 2035.

The Canadian Press

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