Mining for electric cars: how Canada’s auto sector stays in the race

Paul Haavardsrud, Cost of Living on CBC February 7, 2021 A year ago, Canada wasn’t assembling or making any electric cars; a concern for an industry worth $19 billion to our country’s economy. Fast forward to 2021 and Canadian-assembled electric vehicle are on the shopping list for all of the Detroit Big 3. APMA’s Flavio […]

University of Windsor establishes first Canadian transportation cybersecurity centre

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star January 28, 2021 The University of Windsor will be the site of Canada’s first organization dedicated to countering threats to the connected transportation marketplace. The SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence will focus on developing the skills, innovations and policy to secure connected and autonomous vehicles. The cybersecurity centre got a […]

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 programs for New York State residents over security concerns, warning that Canadian businesses could suffer the fallout from a U.S. political fight. “American security politics is […]

Parts makers plan all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicle

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 8, 2020 Canadian auto suppliers aim to build and unveil by 2022 a zero-emissions concept car made entirely of parts and software sourced at home. Project Arrow is intended to highlight Canadian auto ingenuity, engineering, design and manufacturing. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said the […]

Future Auto 2: Plants will still have workers, but they’ll produce more product

NORMAN DE BONO, THE LONDON FREE PRESS December 11, 2019 Natashia Mierkalns has to move fast on the job. Wiring electronics for a video module, or installing sensors, she is always moving and training, learning new skills to keep pace with technology on the job, she says. Mierkalns is a 21st century auto worker, and […]

Ontario launches Job Site Challenge, set to attract international manufacturing investments

Kelly Wang, Global News November 28, 2019 The province has unveiled a new initiative aimed at identifying and promoting shovel-ready mega-sites where large manufacturers can set up shop in Ontario. Provincial officials and industry stakeholders made the announcement at Toyota Woodstock Thursday morning regarding “Canada’s first job site challenge.” They say the challenge will allow […]

Mega search begins for ‘mega sites’ in Ontario

WOODSTOCK – The Ontario government is asking municipalities to identify massive tracts of land to give the province a leg up in attracting large manufacturing plants, an initiative an auto industry leader says is “much needed.” JONATHAN JUHA, London Free Press November 28, 2019 As part of the project, a first in Canada and called […]

Liberal minority government means new North American trade deal closer to reality

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada October 22, 2019 A new Liberal government, even though it’s a minority one, all but ensures that the North American free trade deal will be ratified in Ottawa, auto insiders say. While the election results aren’t official, the Liberals are expected to win 156 seats, 14 shy of a majority. […]