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There’s a better way to become a leader in electric vehicles than throwing cash at old automakers

Kevin Carmichael, Financial Post November 20th, 2020 Let’s agree that Canada should try to become a player in the electric-vehicle business. Carbon neutral means ditching internal-combustion and diesel engines,...

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THE TIP OF THE ARROW

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada November 16th, 2020 In early 2020, the APMA invited industry stakeholders, including postsecondary institutions, to submit design and engineering proposals for Project Arrow,...

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Why Ontario’s auto industry is undergoing a rebirth

Larysa Harapyn, Financial Post November 11th, 2020 Flavio Volpe, president of Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, speaks with Financial Post’s Larysa Harpyn about the upbeat outlook for the automotive...

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Canadian suppliers have ground to make up in EV game

Doug Firby, Automotive News Canada October 28, 2020 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a three-part Automotive News Canada series called Electrifying Oakville, which takes a closer look at the pledge Ford. Mo...

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How Canadian suppliers could benefit from GM-Honda partnership

Paul Brent, Automotive News Canada October 22, 2020 The tentative  alliance between General Motors and Honda to co-develop vehicles built on shared platforms in North America could be a major boon for Canada’s ...

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A ‘perfect storm’ of pre-election uncertainty along the U.S.-Canada border

Emma McIntosh, Canada’s National Observer October 22nd, 2020 In normal times, residents of Windsor, Ont., and Detroit, Mich., cross the U.S.-Canada border as easily as many of us might wade through a cool strea...

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Ford contract opens up new avenues to future of auto industry

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star September 29, 2020 Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association President Flavio Volpe called Unifor’s new contract with Ford Canada a transformational moment in the domestic auto indus...

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Ford Motor Company of Canada workers ratify deal

CTV News Windsor September 28, 2020 WINDSOR, ONT. — Workers with Ford Motor Company of Canada have ratified a three-year-deal. Unifor released the results on Monday. Voting started Sunday morning after Fo...

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Courtesy of Ford, Canada’s EV moment has suddenly arrived. Are governments ready for it?

Adam Radwanski, The Globe and Mail September 26, 2020 Suddenly, Canada has a foothold in one of the world’s fastest-growing and most pivotal clean-technology sectors. Only days ago, being a player any time soon...

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Unifor’s tentative Ford deal will secure employment in Windsor plants

CBC News September 23, 2020 A tentative deal between the union that represents Canadian autoworkers and Ford Motor Co. could bring a “historic investment” to the country’s automotive sector, i...