Quebec, Ottawa pitch in $100M to build electric vehicle battery plant

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his first visit to Montreal in several months to make the announcement Monday alongside Premier François Legault.

The governments of Canada and Quebec will invest $100 million to help build a factory north of Montreal that would make batteries for electric vehicles.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his first visit to Montreal in several months to make the announcement Monday alongside Premier François Legault.

Each government will contribute $50 million in funding to the project, which will allow Lion Electric to set up a highly automated battery-pack assembly plant in Saint-Jérôme, Que.

Lion is a leading maker of electric trucks and buses and will contribute $85 million to the project. When it's finished in 2023 the factory will employ 135 people, Trudeau's office said.

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