Toronto: Automaker Stellantis has stopped construction on an electric vehicle battery plant in Windsor, Ontario. 

The company says Ottawa hasn’t kept its promises.

The federal government says negotiations are continuing with the company that makes Chrysler, Ram and Fiat cars. 

Stellantis and South Korean battery-maker LG Energy Solution announced the five-billion-dollar plant last year, with all levels of government promising to provide financial support.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he is really worried and the federal government should step up on this issue. 

Speaking with reporters on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said they have been supportive of this investment in relation to Stellantis.

 Freeland said she is absolutely confident that the federal government is going to get a deal. 

“I also want to point out that the resources of the federal government are not infinite. We are   also counting on Ontario to do its fair share and we are also counting on Stellantis to be reasonable,” she added. — With Canadian Press

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