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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...