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Trudeau, Wynne in Windsor for Ford announcement

The prime minister, premier of Ontario and top Ford executives are in Windsor, Ont., to make an announcement at the Essex Engine Plant.

'It's going to be a good news day for our Windsor site and for Canada,' said union boss

Ford Canada President Mark Buzzell poses in front of the 2017 Ford Expedition during the Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto on Feb. 16. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Windsor, Ont., to make an announcement at the Essex Engine Plant alongside top Ford executives. 

The highly anticipated announcement from Ford has auto-sector officials hopeful the company will invest and possibly expand plant operations. 

Unifor Local 200 president Chris Taylor told CBC about 280 laid-off employees of the company can expect to get back to work after the media event, which will be hosted by Ford Canada's CEO Mark Buzzell and the company's president of the Americas Joe Hinrichs.

Premier Kathleen Wynne will also tour the site, according to the prime minister's itinerary for the day. 

Federal Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains and provincial Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid are also expected to attend.

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