‘Nice’ isn’t going to cut it for Biden’s man in Canada

Andy Blatchford, Politico August 22, 2022 Flavio Volpe, the plainspoken, influential head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said for the first time in years his lobbying work included going through the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. Read here.

Business to Business

CityNews Kitchener August 7, 2022 The Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association head, Flavio Volpe, discusses subsidy credits for buying electric vehicles through the Build Better Back bill. Listen here.

Ontario cheers U.S. bill proposing EV tax credits, but still no local incentives

Holly McKenzie-Sutter, CP24 August 5, 2022 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said the surprise change to the U.S. bill effectively saved the industry in Ontario, as the majority of Canadian-made cars are sold in the U.S. and automakers are transitioning their operations towards EVs. Read here.

Manchin-Schumer bill boosts Canadian EV makers, prizing climate over labor

Breanne Deppisch, Washington Examiner August 4, 2022  In excluding Canada from EV production as it tries to start a manufacturing “race with China,” the United States would have been “shooting [itself] in the foot” in a sector it hopes to be competitive in, said Flavio Volpe, the president of the Canadian Automotive Manufacturers Association. Read here.

Recharging Ontario’s electric vehicle strategy

Toronto Star August 3, 2022 Trade spat with the U.S. over EVs reminds us what’s at stake with Ontario’s auto sector and the importance of this transition. Flavio Volpe, APMA president, says there would be no future if the provision around EV incentives remained in place. Read here.

What’s ON: The week that was in Ontario politics (July 25-29)

Daniel Kitts, TVO Today July 29, 2022 “Buy American” provision is being changed to apply to EVs made throughout North America. “If the exact same car costs less because it’s made in the U.S., no one would be making them at Canadian plants,” said Flavio Volpe of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Read here.