Archive for author: Nick Persichilli

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Canada braces for economic impact of Trump’s trusted traveller bans

Joe Castaldo, The Globe and Mail February 16, 2020 Industry groups are worried about potential tightening at the Canada-U.S. border after the Trump administration suspended enrollment in expedited travel progra...

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Why Canadian automakers should accelerate their electric vehicle capabilities

Auto industry faces dramatic risks from the global transition to electric vehicles and it could soon start impacting jobs, according to a new report Kevin Martine, Financial Post February 14, 2020 Canada’s gas-...

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Project Arrow competition officially kicks off

Grace Macaluso, Automotive News Canada February 13, 2020 TORONTO — The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) is officially kicking off the design competition for its Project Arrow concept car...

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Canadian parts-makers take centre stage at CES

Joe Thompson, Canadian Metalworking February 12, 2020 During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s most technologically advanced companies announced their next-generation tech to the world. Over the ...

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The Morning News with Sue Deyell & Andrew Schultz

Flavio discusses the implications of delay of the CUSMA ratification process. “It’s great deal for us [in the auto parts sector]… We couldn’t have done better with this deal!” – Flavio Volpe Click here for link...

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Ontario offers $14M to auto industry to pay for apprentices

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 28, 2020 The Government of Ontario is giving the auto industry $14 million to pay for apprentices and work placements for postsecondary students and recent graduates....

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Ontario investing $14M for second round of Career Ready Fund’s Auto Stream

Bob Bellacicco, CTV News, Windsor WINDSOR — The provincial government hopes to encouraging postsecondary students, graduates and apprentices to consider careers in Ontario’s auto sector by investing anoth...

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‘We could not have got a better deal’: New NAFTA means more work, more security, says expert

CBC News, January 28 ‘If someone says that we can improve it, I challenge them to quantify it,’ says Flavio Volpe The president of the association that represents Canadian automotive parts manufactu...

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Conservatives have a chance for an easy win — and all of Canada will benefit

Heather Scoffield, Toronto Star Tues., Jan. 28, 2020 They may be without a permanent leader, and they may still be smarting over the results of the last election, but the federal Conservatives are suddenly in a...

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GM’s first all-electric vehicle plant in Detroit will have Canadian spillover benefits

DAVE WADDELL, WINDSOR STAR January 27, 2020 General Motors’ announcement Monday that it will invest US$3 billion to create its first all-electric production plant in Hamtramck, Mich., has Canadian automotive an...