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APMA launches Institute of Automotive Cybersecurity

APMA launches Institute of Automotive Cybersecurity Partnering with CloudGRC, offering complimentary assessments The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association and CloudGRC Inc. have launched the APMA Institut...

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The auto industry faces challenges worse than in 2008, lawmakers say

Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico May 18, 2020 Auto manufacturing plants across the United States are resuming operations Monday, but it’s unclear whether production and consumer demand will ramp up enough for them t...

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Memo: The Quarantine Act and Essential Travel

The full memo can be found here: PDF – The Quarantine Act and Essential Travel Entry into Canada By The Quarantine Act, the Government of Canada is enforcing a 14-day mandatory quarantine period for all ...

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Le pari risqué d’un redémarrage de l’industrie de l’auto

Marc Godbout, Radio Canada May 9, 2020 … L’Association des fabricants de pièces automobiles est la voix de plus de 700 manufacturiers canadiens, dont 10 % de ses membres se trouvent au Québec. Son président Fla...

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Political leaders have seen approval ratings surge during the COVID-19 pandemic, poll finds

Robert Benzie, The Toronto Star May 6, 2020 … Trudeau’s Liberals successfully used Ford’s unpopularity in Ontario last fall to mortally wound federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s prospects in Canada’s mo...

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Auto parts factories retool to make medical equipment, while worry grows over sector’s future

Nick Purdon & Leonardo Palleja, CBC News May 3, 2020 … Flavio Volpe is the president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association — he represents 300 companies. He says the only way Canadians we...

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Windsor Mold Group to provide over 2 million face shields to healthcare workers

Melanie Borelli, CTV May 4, 2020 WINDSOR, ONT. — The Windsor Mold Group has signed a contract with the federal government to manufacture over two million face shields and thousands of head bands to protec...

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Auto Parts Makers ‘Jump Into the Fire’ of Medical Gear Production As Canada Faces Shortages

Anastasia Ustinova, SME May 1, 2020 Last month, when Flavio Volpe put out a call to auto parts makers to assist in the production of medical supplies, the president of the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturer...

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The great PPE scramble: Why countries can’t meet the demand for gear against COVID-19 ains

The Economist April 19, 2020 “THE BUILDING next door,” says Flavio Volpe, “is a seniors’ home.” Over Easter, as he drove to and from his office, children were outside, holding up signs sending love to grandpare...