Kevin Carmichael, Financial Post
November 20th, 2020
Let’s agree that Canada should try to become a player in the electric-vehicle business. Carbon neutral means ditching internal-combustion and diesel engines, and as the economies that make machines that move people around tend to be the world-beaters, let’s go for it.
Here’s another idea: How about trying to do it without showering hundreds of millions of dollars of scarce public resources on legacy automakers? It’s probably too late, since the Big Three are well on their way to getting a new round of gifts worth more than $1 billion from the governments of Canada and Ontario, but maybe we dam the flow there because there are better ways to maximize public investment.