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How Biden’s big electric vehicle plan could impact Canada’s auto industry

Larysa Harapyn, Financial Post April 7, 2021 Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association President Flavio Volpe speaks with the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the accelerating shift to e-vehicles. Watch ...

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ESS: Global Microship Shortage Causes Auto Plant Shutdowns in Canada

Evan Solomon, The Evan Solomon Show March 31, 2021 Evan Solomon speaks with Flavio Volpe, President of the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association, about how the global microchip shortage is impacting auto plants ...

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Pandemic rules are choking the industry

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 29, 2021 Ontario, the country’s biggest retail market and home to all auto assembly and the vast majority of suppliers, has been locked down twice and remains under the...

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Canada envisions an EV battery corridor

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada March 29, 2021 Canada seeks to be a one-stop shop for battery manufacturing. Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s APMA, said the country must overcome a startup hurdle to...

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‘The second COVID shutdown’: auto industry insiders explain the microchip shortage

Michelle Maluske, CTV Windsor News March 26, 2021 Thousands of workers in Windsor-Essex, and across the entire automotive industry are facing layoffs, because of another shortage of microchips. “I call this the...

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Windsor, Ont., eyes $2B EV battery plant as province aims to be electric ‘hub of the future’

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada February 26, 2021 The southwestern Ontario city of Windsor, with the help of the federal and provincial governments, is in hot pursuit of a $2-billion electric-vehicle batter...

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Windsor pursuing $2B battery plant that would employ 2,000

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star February 26, 2021 The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has submitted a bid to land an electric vehicle battery production plant that has been described as the most advanc...

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Canadians should remain on guard when it comes to trade under Biden

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada February 25, 2021 After four years marked by tariff threats, trade fights and vitriolic tweets from Donald Trump, the administration of President Joe Biden is expected to brin...

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What experts say Canada needs to do to become a leader in the electric vehicle industry

Stephanie Dubois, CBC News February 25, 2021 Canada could be part of battery supply chain, innovation happening around EVs. This week’s meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe...

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China, Europe winning EV ‘battery arms race,’ House committee told

Carl Meyer, Ottawa Insider February 23rd 2021 The House of Commons natural resources committee has embarked on a study of “critical minerals” in Canada — a term referring to the raw materials like lithium, nick...