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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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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 ...

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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 Auto...

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In Transit: One company has an idea to make an electric car that is 100 percent Canadian-made

The Elias Makos Show December 3rd, 2020 Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association in Toronto, discusses the Canadian automotive industry and the future of electric vehicles in Ca...

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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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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 int...

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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 ...

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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 o...

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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 ...

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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 ...