December 12, 2023

How To Sell a Province with Vic Fedeli

As Ontario's Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Vic Fedeli has been front and centre for some of the largest investments in the province's history happening in clean tech. He joins us today to talk about how he thinks about industrial policy, what it takes to attract businesses to the province, and why he thinks the big bets the province has taken on EVs and batteries will pay off.

  • 3:28 - What does it mean to "sell Ontario"?
  • 6:41 - What businesses is the province trying to attract?
  • 9:11 - How the province has worked with the federal government to attract business.
  • 12:06 - The case for the province's large investments in battery and EV plants.
  • 17:00 - Does Ontario have a shortage of skilled workers needed for cleantech?
  • 19:48 - Has the province embraced industrial strategy? Is that a change from the past?
  • 30:17 - Which one federal policy would you change to attract more business to the province?