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APMA says medical suppliers will be forced to share specs with auto industry amid pandemic

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 20, 2020 If medical equipment suppliers refuse to share the technical specifications of the equipment they make with the auto industry, “we will force them,” says the h...

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Doctors call for ‘war-like effort’ to prevent medical supply shortages in Canada

Heather Wright, Brooklyn Neustaeter, CTV News March 20, 2020 TORONTO — As a critical shortage of life-saving medical equipment looms amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada is calling on its manufacturers to r...

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Can’t ‘snap your fingers’: Manufacturers could face time, money challenges making masks, ventilators

Hand sanitizer not as hard to make for distilleries, other companies like LVMH Mark Gollom, CBC News March 20, 2020 For Toronto-based Spirit of York Distillery Co., transforming from a gin and vodka manufacturi...

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How auto parts manufacturers could help during the COVID-19 crisis

CBC News Windsor, March 19, 2020 As auto plants in North America temporarily close due to concerns about coronavirus, Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, is working...

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Ventilators will be crucial to saving people’s lives, but Ottawa won’t say how many Canada needs as COVID-19 continues to spread

Alex Ballingall, Toronto Star March 19, 2020 OTTAWA—The federal government is refusing to say how many ventilators Canada might need to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, as Ontario and other provinces look to acqu...

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Canadian auto suppliers in talks to build ventilators, masks during coronavirus crisis

‘If we can get the drawings and the technical guidance, we’re ready and willing to help’ Naomi Powell, Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 19, 2020 Canadian automotive industry leaders and governmen...

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Manufacturers offer to produce medical supplies to help with coronavirus

Alicja Siekierska, Yahoo Finance Canada March 19, 2020 Manufacturing companies across Canada are in discussions with various levels of government about using their facilities to help produce medical supplies an...

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Border closure not expected to affect production, supply chains or dealer stock

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 18, 2020 North American auto production and dealer inventory shouldn’t be affected by the mutually agreed upon decision by Canada and the United States to close its bor...

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Local auto sector capable of meeting emergency need for medical equipment

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star March 18, 2020 Borrowing a page from World War II history, Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association president Flavio Volpe is suggesting Ontario’s automotive supply chain can help C...

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Ford, GM to temporarily close Canadian auto plants to curb coronavirus spread, Martinrea eyes layoffs

Vanmala Subramaniam, Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 18, 2020 Less than 24 hours after the United Auto Workers union called for the temporary shutdown of auto factories across North America, two of the Big ...