Savage Arms Gets Provincial Help To Expand Ontario Rifle Factory — Savage Arms Inc., which runs the biggest gun factory in Canada, will expand its Ontario rifle plant with funding from the provincial government, a welcome change from the federal Liberal Party’s attacks against the firearm industry.

Provincial Support

The Progressive Conservative-led government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford said it will contribute 15% of the U.S. gunmaker’s $3.36 million expansion.

Savage will invest the funds to hire workers and buy equipment for two new rifle lines at its factory in Lakefield, between Toronto and Ottawa.

‘Boost Local Manufacturing’

“Through the Regional Development Program’s Eastern Development Fund the Province is supporting an investment of over $3 million to boost local manufacturing with Savage Arms,” Dave Smith, the local member of provincial parliament, said today from his personal account on the X platform.

Why It Matters

  • Ontario’s support contrasts with federal Liberal policies designed to criminalize gun users, confiscate our gear, and cripple the firearm industry.
  • The province’s funding of $504,631 will help Savage build a new lever-action rimfire line and a new centerfire hunting-rifle line.
  • The gunmaker, which exports almost all of the rifles it makes in Canada, will create 49 jobs.
  • Canada has almost no firearm manufacturing.

“Savage Arms is a strong supporter of the community and pride ourselves on the quality products we design, build and deliver to our valued, multi-generational customers,” Terry McCullough, vice president and general manager of Savage Arms (Canada), said in a statement yesterday by MPP Smith.

Global News reported Savage’s expansion plan yesterday.