Will Ontario’s 3rd economic development minister in a year be a charm for auto?

Grace Macaluso, Automotive News Canada August 07, 2019 A revolving door appears to have been installed at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Vic Fedeli became the third minister in about a year to take over the cabinet portfolio that is of critical importance to the auto industry. The former treasurer […]

LILLEY: Auto industry responds to good moves by Ford government

Brian Lilley, Toronto Sun June 13, 2019 Telling the world that Ontario is open for business, as the signs now say, is an easy thing for politicians to do. Actually delivering is something else. The Ford government has been accused of latching onto a slogan, of sending mixed signals to the business community by threatening […]

The Intelligent Podcast – with Minister Todd Smith

Ontario Minister Todd Smith joins us in the Boardroom to discuss the Province’s new plan for the Auto Sector: Driving Prosperity. It’s this government’s first offering to our sector and we were happy to have him join us to explain his government’s plan moving forward.   Via:

Ontario aims to replace GM with Magna, Martinrea or other in Oshawa

February 15, 2019 – Automotive News Canada Perry LefkoTORONTO — The Ontario government has discussed with Magna International and other companies that have expressed an interest in utilizing General Motors’ Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant once it’s vacant, says Ontario’s minister of economic development.Todd Smith says he’s had conversations with Magna CEO Don Walker, who recently […]

Ontario releases $40M auto plan encouraging investment

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada February 14, 2019 TORONTO — The Ontario government on Thursday released its plan to support the automotive sector, promising to assist suppliers, boost high-tech skills training and revamp how the province attracts investments. According to a copy of the “Driving Prosperity” plan obtained by Automotive News Canada, the government would seek […]

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces $40-million funding for auto sector

Laura Stone – Globe and Mail FEBRUARY 14, 2019Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Thursday that his government is committing $40-million over three years for the auto sector, with a focus on modernization and innovation.The first phase of the new plan, called Driving Prosperity, includes $10-million for auto modernization, $3.2-million for online learning and $19-million […]

Doug Ford announces $40M for Ontario auto sector plan

Announcement part of 10-year plan to strengthen auto sector’s competitiveness The Canadian Press/CBC Feb 14, 2019 Ontario is putting $40 million over three years into a new plan for the auto sector, including funding for innovation and training. The money is part of a 10-year plan for strengthening the auto sector’s competitiveness, which comes as […]

Canada’s Ontario commits C$40 million to bolstering auto sector

February 14th, TORONTO (Reuters) Ontario, home to much of Canada’s auto industry, announced C$40.2 million ($30.18 million) in technology-focused funds for the auto industry on Thursday, aimed largely at developing next-generation manufacturing workers, as part of a new 10-year plan.The strategy, aimed at growing a sector grappling with technology and trade disruptions, comes as General […]