Premier Dalton McGuinty announced yesterday, that all future public-transit vehicles purchased with provincial government funds must include at least 25 per cent Canadian content.
This is a far cry from the Buy America Act, which requires 60% of the components of U.S. transit vehicles to be sourced in America. The act also requires 100% of final assembly be performed in America.
As of this date there is no requirement of federal government funding to be spent on Canadian content. In fact Ontario may have the only government in Canada officially requiring Canadian content on transit funding. It is still not as effective as the "buy Ontario" policy for transit vehicles that used to be in effect.