July 20, 2024
Ford government strives to attract new auto plants
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, tour the Woodbridge Foam Corporation factory as part of their Driving Prosperity: The Future of Ontario’s Auto Sector plan Thursday February 14, 2019.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, tour the Woodbridge Foam Corporation factory as part of their Driving Prosperity: The Future of Ontario’s Auto Sector plan Thursday February 14, 2019.

On Wednesday morning, Todd Smith will stand before the Auto Parts Manufacturing Association and promise to do things that haven’t been done in a long time in Ontario.

Smith, Doug Ford’s economic development minister will promise to not only try to bring new auto assembly plants to the province, he will promise to make life easier for the automakers and parts producers already here.

Last winter, the Ford government announced that they had a strategy for the auto industry.

“We want to bring manufacturing back to Ontario,” Ford told me in January as he headed to the Detroit auto show to make his pitch to some of the biggest players.

A month later, his government unveiled its strategy aimed at improving job training, skills development and more within the auto sector.

Lost in the promises of government money for worker training was the idea that Ontario wanted to bring in new auto plants, something that hasn’t happened in a long time.

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