Manufacturing news in the election: Windsor candidates tout plans for auto industry
- September 12, 2021
As federal election campaigning enters the home stretch, candidates in Canada’s automotive heartland are wooing voters with visions of what they’ll do for the industry.
As reported by CTV News, Brian Masse, the NDP candidate for Ontario’s Windsor West riding, told a group of Unifor members that an NDP government would tie federal support for automotive companies to jobs guarantees and protections, and that it would give Ontario families $15,000 to help them buy Canadian-made vehicles.
Liberal candidate Sandra Pupatello promised to fight for local jobs in Windsor West and touted the Liberal Party’s $8 billion “net-zero accelerator fund,” which seeks to promote investment in zero-emission vehicles and battery systems. She also promised $5000 rebates for electric vehicle buyers and committed to building 50,000 more EV charging stations across Canada.
Anthony Orlando is the Conservative candidate for Windsor West. CTV News did not specify what his platform was for the automotive industry.
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