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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Huge Investment in Honda

Alliston | by Mariane McLeod  
$80 Million in tax dollars going to plant in Alliston

The Honda plant in Alliston is getting a massive upgrade, paid for by the company, but also by taxpayers.

$400 million dollars will come from Honda for upgrades to build new models of the CR-V and Civic.

The federal and provincial governments are each chipping in $41.8 million each.

Honda will also use the money to complete a new paint shop at its Alliston facility, which the automaker says will slice greenhouse gas emissions from its paint process by 44 per cent.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation slammed the announcement, calling it an "egregious example of corporate welfare."

The plant in Alliston employs about 4,000 people.

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