Politics Briefing: Ontario premier calls on Ottawa to match U.S. tariffs on Chinese EVs

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Open this photo in gallery: A man holds a charging plug to charge a car at a Smart Charge electric vehicle charging station in Beijing, China February 2, 2024.Florence Lo/Reuters Hello, Ontario Premier Doug Ford is calling for the federal government to immediately bring in tariffs that match or exceed those recently imposed by the U.S. on Chinese imports, including a 100-per-cent tariff on electric vehicles. The Premier, joining a chorus of industry players making the same plea, says the move is needed to protect EV battery plants, and the thousands of domestic jobs that have been attracted here by...