PRESS RELEASE: Ontario Superior Court Hearing Continues Friday

February 16, 2022 After hearings held on Thursday February 10 and Friday February 11, 2022 Chief Justice Morawetz of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted an injunction to restrain individuals from establishing a blockade, or in any way impeding access, to the Ambassador Bridge. Effective 7:00 pm on Friday, February 11, 2022, any persons […]

Doug Ford declares state of emergency over truck blockades

Kristin Rushowy, Toronto Star February 11, 2022 Flavio Volpe, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association president, says the state of emergency “provided positional clarity and we anticipate that the illegal and harmful blockade will dissolve or be removed shortly.” Read article here.

ATTENTION: On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association as representative Plaintiff brought a Motion for an injunction to restrain named and unnamed Defendants from establishing a blockade, or in any way impeding access to the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario.

The City of Windsor sought and was granted leave to intervene in support of the Motion. Following oral submissions by the Plaintiff and the City, Chief Justice Morawetz of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice adjourned the hearing of the Motion for an interim injunction until 12 noon on Friday, February 11, 2022. In order […]

Canadian suppliers look for a lifeline on skyrocketing costs

David Kennedy, Automotive News Canada January 6, 2022 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, would not name the good or bad actors but said some automakers are showing concern and sharing rising costs, while automakers are “punishing” their suppliers. Read article here.

Back to Business, Cambridge Chamber

Greg Durocher and Ian McLean, CityNews Kitchener January 2, 2022 Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, discusses the future of manufacturing.  See here (interview not available).

Project Arrow is an all-Canadian electric crossover moonshot

Jonathan Ramsey, Autoblog January 1, 2022 Auto suppliers up north are banding together to showcase their skills. Two execs at the top of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA) sought ways to promote the nation’s automotive industry. Read article here.