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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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CP24: Flavio Volpe – Transition to begin for President Elect Joe Biden

Marc Liverman, CP24 November 7, 2020 Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, talks about trade in the transition period and what Canada’s trade relations with the...

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The rebirth of the automotive sector makes Ontario the envy of North America

Flavio Volpe (Contributor), Toronto Star November 6th, 2020 Its no secret that I love cars. I like things with wheels, motors and sinewy designs that cheat the wind and stir the soul. I like cars that connect...

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GM to reopen Oshawa assembly plant; as many as 2,300 workers to be employed

Eric Atkins, The Globe and Mail November 5th, 2020 General Motors Co. will reopen its vehicle assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., to meet rising demand for pickup trucks, spending as much as $1.3-billion to retool ...

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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 ...

COVID-19 Economy

Erin O’Toole says Justin Trudeau playing ‘with lives in a pandemic’ as new confrontation looms over COVID-19 probe

Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star October 22, 2020 OTTAWA—Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole accused Justin Trudeau of “playing a game with people’s lives” as another bitter political dispute brewed over the latest ...

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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...