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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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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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CanadaTalks SiriusXM: Flavio Volpe joins Matt Gurney

Matt Gurney, CanadaTalks SiriusXM August 13, 2020 Flavio Volpe joins Matt Gurney to talk auto strategy, negotiations & Canada’s future… from his (auto)mobile home studio. CanadaTalks SiriusXM 167 · Flavio ...

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BNN BLOOMBERG: Biggest losers of tariffs will be U.S. consumers of raw aluminum

BNN Bloomberg August 10, 2020 Flavio Volpe, president of Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association discusses the impacts of the aluminum tariffs on the auto parts industry. Source: BNN Bloomberg

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Reactions continue to trail tariff imposed on Canadian aluminum by the U.S.

Charles Adler Tonight, Global News Radio August 10, 2020 Flavio Volpe joins guest host Michael Campbell to discuss US President Donald Trump’s tariff on Canadian aluminum. Source: Charles Adler Tonight on Omny...

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Ottawa plans to retaliate after Trump imposes tariffs on aluminum

Adrian Morrow, Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail August 6, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump has started a new continental tariff war, reimposing tariffs of 10 per cent on most Canadian aluminum that Canada will ...

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USMCA is in effect, ready or not

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada August 3, 2020 Automakers and suppliers face a “heavy lift” in adapting to new North American trade rules during a health crisis that has roiled the global economy. “It’s lite...

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Mercedes A-Class production heads to Germany, affecting Canadian suppliers

Urvaksh Karkaria, Automotive News Canada July 18, 2020 The A-Class sedan was marketed to bring new, and younger, customers to Mercedes. Mercedes-Benz has reversed course and is shipping production of the A-Clas...

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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

On July 1, 2020, the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) entered into force. Signed on the margins of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires in November 2018, CUSMA outcomes preserve key elements...