The Financial Post reports that Japan plans to file a complaint related to Ontario's program of providing subsidies tied to the manufacture of solar generating equipment in Ontario.

The Japanese complaint alleges that the Ontario FIT program, which guarantees long-term pricing for solar electricity generated from equipment containing a certain minimum domestic content, violates Canada's WTO obligations.

The FIT program guarantees pricing for ground-mounted solar installations, provided that installations have a minimum domestic content of 40% (if commercial operation is achieved in 2010) or 60% (if the commercial operation is achieved after 2010).