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    Ford deal to build electric cars in Oakville comes amid $500M government cash to upgr

    The federal government and Ontario have pledged to spend up to $500 million to make the Ford plant in Oakville, Ont., able to build electric vehicles.

    The future of the plant has been a key question for Canada's automotive industry ever since the Unifor union started negotiating with the automaker for a new three-year pact to cover the company's Canadian workforce.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/for...cles-1.5733943

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    Re: Ford deal to build electric cars in Oakville comes amid $500M government cash to

    This made me very Happy. As I stated earlier, the Edge Refresh added a Larger than needed Gas Door, ready for a Plug In of DEF tank.

    At least Ford isn't abandoning Canada in the Near Future.

    That being said, Unifor should also be Thankful. I have noticed more little sloppy assembly work from the Edge Line than any other Ford Lines, even pre Covid.
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    Re: Ford deal to build electric cars in Oakville comes amid $500M government cash to

    Quote Originally Posted by InCogKneeToe View Post
    At least Ford isn't abandoning Canada in the Near Future.

    That being said, Unifor should also be Thankful. I have noticed more little sloppy assembly work from the Edge Line than any other Ford Lines, even pre Covid.
    I think there is a good chance an EV comes to Oshawa from GM down the road if all goes well with the test facility there.

    I live in Oakville but I have never felt the quality at Oakville was anything special. The Edge has always been just ok.

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    Re: Ford deal to build electric cars in Oakville comes amid $500M government cash to

    I will say Oakville has never produced a flawlessly assembled car for me, but I've bought many and love them anyway. I've learned to inspect the cars I pickup thoroughly for panel gaps and to get them fixed before delivery. I will say the only problem I've had with my 1-year old Lincoln Nautilus came from the factory, and that's a busted interior trim piece on the B-Pillar that wouldn't fit flush which had to be replaced. A Black Label car shouldn't come out of the factory like that, but I also don't give it much thought since it's a small easily sorted issue.

    Anyway, I'm still very appreciative of that plant and the people that work there and glad to see it continue.
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