Securing Local Jobs in a Global Economy

March 30, 2015

HOLLAND LANDING, ONTARIO — The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Member of Parliament for York–Simcoe, welcomes the announcement by Honda Canada to begin manufacturing the next-generation of CR-V models destined for the European Union right here in Simcoe County. This is thanks to the Canada-EU Trade Agreement.

“Our government has completed more trade agreements than any previous government and the results are clear. The people of York-Simcoe will have more confidence in their job security as more companies realize the potential benefits of expanding and exporting to other countries within the European Union.” Van Loan said.

This will be the first time that Honda Canada will export vehicles to Europe. Honda Canada’s decision was made possible by the historic market access provided by the Canada-EU Trade Agreement, which is paving the way for increased Canadian exports to the world’s largest integrated market of more than 500 million consumers.

“Thanks to our government’s proactive free trade agenda, companies like Honda can feel confident in the Canadian economy and the potential for increased exports to other countries.” Van Loan said.

Our Government is helping the advanced manufacturing sector expand and succeed around the world by keeping taxes low, reducing red tape and opening new markets for Canadian businesses to boost exports. Our efforts are creating and protecting jobs, as well as promoting growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians in every region of the country.