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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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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...

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APMA Message to Canadian Industry Partners Abroad – COVID-19 Update

Dear APMA Members and Partners, This afternoon, March 14, 2020, the Canadian Minister of Global Affairs posted the following message: OFFICIAL ADVICE TO CANADIANS ABROAD: We recommend that Canadian travelers re...

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Canada braces for economic impact of Trump’s trusted traveller bans

Joe Castaldo, The Globe and Mail February 16, 2020 Industry groups are worried about potential tightening at the Canada-U.S. border after the Trump administration suspended enrollment in expedited travel progra...

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Canadian parts association: Trump’s latest auto plan is ‘breathtakingly stupid’

October 30, 2019 Autonews Canada The president of the Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association can only describe U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest policy pitch for the auto industry in two words: Breath...

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Canadian industry leader calls reported U.S. move to pressure automakers ‘breathtakingly stupid’

By Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star Oct. 30, 2019 OTTAWA— The Canadian government is taking a wait-and-see approach to a report the Trump administration wants more power to tell automakers where to locate their p...

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Trump wants direct control over where cars are produced: Bloomberg

October 29, 2019, BNN Flavio Volpe, president of Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss a report saying Donald Trump wants control over where auto parts are made as part of a...

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Potential end to GM strike in US is good news for Southwestern Ontario companies

TREVOR WILHELM, Windsor Star October 16, 2019 A tentative deal following the bitter month-long General Motors strike in the U.S. has brought hope that 120 laid-off auto parts workers in the Windsor area could s...