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Here’s how Canada stacks up in the EV battery supply-chain race

Canadian governments have been on a spending spree to build a new industry around electric-vehicle batteries from the ground up. LG and Stellantis are together committing $5 billion to a battery plant in Windsor, Ont., while Bécancour, Que., is becoming an automotive hub in its own right, attracting a joint General Motors-POSCO venture and other multinationals as well as industry upstarts like StromVolt. Meanwhile, the country’s critical minerals strategy got up to $3.8 billion in the most recent federal budget.

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