Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Visits Spectra Premium's Laval, Quebec, Radiator Facility

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Visits Spectra Premium’s Laval, Quebec, Radiator Facility

The Conservative government in Canada aims to spend CAD$60 million a year to increase and extend tax credits for businesses that hire would-be tradespeople, the prime minister said.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits the Spectra Premium facility.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits the Spectra Premium facility.

BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec — On the first full day of the 2015 Canadian election campaign,  Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Spectra Premium’s Laval, Quebec, Canada, radiator manufacturing facility to make an announcement related to the manufacturing industry.

The Conservative government aims to spend CAD$60 million a year to increase and extend tax credits for businesses that hire would-be tradespeople, the prime minister said. First introduced in 2006, the maximum of this credit would be increased by the Conservatives from CAD$2,000 to CAD$2,500 and extended to the third and fourth years of eligible apprenticeship training.

“The improvement to this credit program will be very useful for the development of the workforce of our company and the automotive industry as a whole in Canada” said Jason Best, senior vice president of aftermarket sales and business development.

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