Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours Guelph auto parts plant

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had the chance to use some equipment while he toured Polycon Industries in Guelph.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau toured the Polycon Industries auto parts plant in Guelph on Thursday. (MP Lloyd Longfield/Twitter)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Guelph Thursday to tour automotive parts plant Polycon Industries.

Trudeau's itinerary did not say why he wanted to tour the facility, but a tweet from city councillor Phil Allt said MP Lloyd Longfield had indicated it was because "Guelph should be a showcase for clean energy."

Polycon Industries, which is a division of Magna International, recently completed work on a combined heat and power system to generate electricity for the plant. The system traps heat from natural gas generators and uses it to power the plant's water system.

The prime minister was last in the area in January, when he toured Google's Canadian headquarters in Kitchener, praising the region as an "extraordinary hub" for innovation "at the cutting edge of the global economy," and announced funding for water research.

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