Ford government unveils auto strategy details Wednesday

Brian Lilley, Toronto Sun  November 16, 2021 Every automaker present in Canada is committed to future EV production. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, said he welcomes the Ford government’s announcement. Read article here. 

Concerns ahead of Three Amigos

CTV National News November 15, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association in Canada, discusses the Three Amigos summit & the Buy American plan. “This isn’t an executive order from a crazy president, this is a rational actor using a congressional instrument to put into place something that is immediately injurious.” Watch here.

Auto manufacturers providing better work-life balance to attract women

Kelly Taylor, Automotive News Canada November 9, 2021 Lauren Tedesco, VP of Learning and Development at the APMA, is quoted in this piece about how the auto sector needs to continue marketing themselves as workplace destinations to address the gender imbalance on the factory floor. Read article here.

Canada’s auto industry is training for a wave of jobs never seen before

Anita Balakrishnan, The Logic November 5, 2021 “That war for talent is raging across Canada,” said Lauren Tedesco, VP of Learning and Development at the APMA. The APMA has designed its new Digital Learning Program to ease this transition point in the industry with the factory floor in mind. Read article here.

Justin Trudeau the Nowhere Man of international stage

Brian Lilley, Toronto Sun October 30, 2021 Flavio Volpe, APMA president, discusses Trudeau’s inability to move the needle on international issues, such as U.S. President Joe Biden’s Buy American plan. “The protentional harm from this action could exceed any Donald Trump threw at us.” Read article here.

What “Buy American” means for Canada’s auto sector

Martin Strong, Global National October 29, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, speaks to Martin Strong about U.S. President Joe Biden’s Buy American plan. Listen to the interview below:

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Katie Simpson, CBCNN Live October 21, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, outlines the concerns of what the Buy American plan could mean for the Canadian auto sector. Watch here (1:28:51).