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Tesla announces lobbying efforts to build 'advanced manufacturing facility' in Canada
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Tesla Inc is lobbying the Ontario government as part of an effort to set up an "advanced manufacturing facility" in Canada, a filing by the electric-vehicle maker to the province's Office of the Integrity Commissioner showed.
The company's Canadian unit is working with the government to "identify opportunities for industrial facility permitting reforms", the amended filing from July 18 said.
Tesla as well as the office of Ontario's minister for economic development, job creation and trade did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Canadian Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne had said in May there were "very active discussions with a number of players" to develop an EV supply chain in Canada.
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