Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada must embark on more electrification initiatives — including the possibility of increased nuclear power — to help get more electric vehicles on the road.
Trudeau told an outdoor news conference at Royal Roads University in Colwood that last week’s federal budget placed an emphasis on transitioning to the green economy.
That includes expanding the availability of charging stations and providing rebates to help offset the cost of electric vehicles, which he says fight pollution but often are too expensive for many Canadians.
The 2022 budget includes 400-million dollars over five years to expand charging infrastructure and Trudeau says nuclear power is on the table as Canada embarks on more electrification initiatives — but he did not provide any details. (The Canadian Press)
More and more people across the country – like Lori and David, whom I met in Victoria this morning – are choosing electric vehicles. With #Budget2022, we’re making that choice even easier. We’re making electric vehicles more affordable, and we’re building more charging stations. pic.twitter.com/KnpbN9erbB— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 11, 2022