With the Ontario Provincial election drawing near, the Green Party of Ontario released a made-in-Ontario EV supply chain strategy.
The strategy aims to grow green jobs and businesses throughout the province.
There are five key steps to the strategy
- Increase demand for low-emission vehicles with cash incentives of up to $10,000 when buying an EV and $1,000 for an electric bike
- Add 60,000 young people into the green workforce and provide a year of free tuition and guaranteed apprenticeships
- Increase sustainable, circular and indigenous-led access to metals and critical minerals
- Unlock low carbon inputs for EVs
- Scale EV innovations with a $5 billion EV mobility and green tech innovation fund and a $4 billion climate bank
Green leader Mike Schreiner spoke on that plan yesterday:
“Ontario is well-positioned to be a global leader in the new climate economy. With competitive advantages in mining, innovation, financing, auto manufacturing and parts, and a strong workforce.”
The Greens are hoping to gain a few seats on June 2.
Currently, the party holds a single seat in the Ontario legislature, which leader Mike Schreiner has in Guelph.
According to the latest polling by 338 Canada, the party is on track to maintain their sole seat in the 2022 election.
You can check out the Green’s EV Supply Chain strategy here.