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Empire Club – The Evolution of an Economic Engine: Assessing the State of Canadian Advanced Manufacturing

Click here for full event recording (Event held on June 5th, 2020) Panelists: Jayson Myers, Diane Reko, Flavio Volpe, Moderator: Peter Hatges Dwindling cash flows, ongoing skills shortages and disruptions to su...

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Ottawa mulls exempting auto workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown

The Canadian Press April 8, 2021 Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau says Ottawa is looking at expanding the categories of essential workers allowed to travel across the Canada-U.S. border. “This is good news...

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How Biden’s big electric vehicle plan could impact Canada’s auto industry

Larysa Harapyn, Financial Post April 7, 2021 Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association President Flavio Volpe speaks with the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the accelerating shift to e-vehicles. Watch ...

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Manufacturing workers in Ontario COVID-19 hot spots to get vaccinated

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada April 7, 2021 Some of Ontario’s auto sector will get a vaccine sooner rather than later, and that pleases Flavio Volpe and the APMA. Ontario will vaccinate workers in &...

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Project Arrow, Canada’s home-grown vehicle of the future, is slowly becoming a reality

Brian Makse, Hagerty April 2, 2021 What the Avro Arrow did for Canadians in the 1950s, Canada’s APMA wants to do today with Project Arrow. Given the APMA’s position within the industry, they’ve challenged Canad...

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ESS: Global Microship Shortage Causes Auto Plant Shutdowns in Canada

Evan Solomon, The Evan Solomon Show March 31, 2021 Evan Solomon speaks with Flavio Volpe, President of the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association, about how the global microchip shortage is impacting auto plants ...

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Auto parts suppliers purchase tech upgrades with funds from Queen’s Park

Chris Montanini, The Beacon Herald Stratford March 30, 2021 Auto parts suppliers in Stratford and Perth County purchase tech upgrades with funds from Queen’s Park. Flavio Volpe, APMA president, said “The ...

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Pandemic rules are choking the industry

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 29, 2021 Ontario, the country’s biggest retail market and home to all auto assembly and the vast majority of suppliers, has been locked down twice and remains under the...

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Canada envisions an EV battery corridor

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada March 29, 2021 Canada seeks to be a one-stop shop for battery manufacturing. Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s APMA, said the country must overcome a startup hurdle to...

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Project Arrow w/ Flavio Volpe

Irek Kusmierczyk, Sunny Side Up March 28, 2021 Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) President Flavio Volpe speaks about the first Made in Canada zero emission vehicle – Project Arrow – and t...

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‘The second COVID shutdown’: auto industry insiders explain the microchip shortage

Michelle Maluske, CTV Windsor News March 26, 2021 Thousands of workers in Windsor-Essex, and across the entire automotive industry are facing layoffs, because of another shortage of microchips. “I call this the...