Archive for author: Melanie Barahona

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Windsor, Ont., eyes $2B EV battery plant as province aims to be electric ‘hub of the future’

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada February 26, 2021 The southwestern Ontario city of Windsor, with the help of the federal and provincial governments, is in hot pursuit of a $2-billion electric-vehicle batter...

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Windsor pursuing $2B battery plant that would employ 2,000

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star February 26, 2021 The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has submitted a bid to land an electric vehicle battery production plant that has been described as the most advanc...

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Canadians should remain on guard when it comes to trade under Biden

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada February 25, 2021 After four years marked by tariff threats, trade fights and vitriolic tweets from Donald Trump, the administration of President Joe Biden is expected to brin...

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What experts say Canada needs to do to become a leader in the electric vehicle industry

Stephanie Dubois, CBC News February 25, 2021 Canada could be part of battery supply chain, innovation happening around EVs. This week’s meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe...

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The middle-aged crypto-king intent on leaving something greater behind.

Joe O’Connor, The Financial Post February 24, 2021 Anthony Di Iorio, co-founder of Ethereum, is plotting a way out of cryptocurrency to tackle a project he hopes will help change the world for the better....

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What’s the ideal made for Canada vehicle?

Charles Adler Tonight February 23, 2021 Flavio Volpe, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association President, discusses the ideal Canadian car for a Canadian winter and the APMA’s Project Arrow. Listen below. &n...

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China, Europe winning EV ‘battery arms race,’ House committee told

Carl Meyer, Ottawa Insider February 23rd 2021 The House of Commons natural resources committee has embarked on a study of “critical minerals” in Canada — a term referring to the raw materials like lithium, nick...

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Saskatoon dreamin’: What does a car truly made for all of Canada’s winters look like?

Doug Firby, Special to The Globe and Mail February 23, 2021 As much as having “world cars” – built on common platforms for markets everywhere – makes economic sense, there is one big drawback: None is designed ...

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Anita Anand’s big shot: How she went from political novice to Trudeau’s point person on vaccine supplies

Campbell Clark, The Globe and Mail February 20, 2021 Flavio Volpe, President of the APMA, describes how Anita Anand, the federal Public Services and Procurement Minister (whose office is responsible for Canada’...

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Canada-U.S. collaborations as companies turn to EV

The Mike Farwell Show, 570 News (Kitchener) February 18, 2021 Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, explains how there is room for Canada-U.S. collaboration as companies tu...