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Auto industry could shift to make ventilators

ADAM BEHSUDI, Politico March 18, 2019 General Motors is studying whether to retool its shuttered production lines to make ventilators and other needed medical equipment to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, c...

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Ottawa asks manufacturers to shift production into critical medical supplies amid pandemic

PATRICK BRETHOUR & JOE CASTALDO, Globe and Mail March 17, 2020 The federal government is in discussions with Canadian manufacturers on how they could step in to fill critical shortages of medical supplies n...

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Impact of COVID-19 ripples through automotive sector

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star March 17, 2020 Southwestern Ontario’s automotive supply chain remains healthy despite the disruption of COVID-19, but industry officials are keeping a watchful eye on a border that’s ...

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Parts association boss challenges members to make medical equipment during pandemic

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 16, 2020 Canada’s parts suppliers are being challenged to source or even manufacturer medical equipment that could be in short supply due to the outbreak of the novel c...

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Trade groups concerned over potential June 1 start of USMCA

March 16, 2020, Automotive News Canada Trade groups representing automakers and parts manufacturers are “gravely concerned” by reports that the Trump administration is considering an entry-into-forc...

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Canadian supply chain unaffected by Trudeau’s coronavirus border closure

March 16, 2020, Automotive News Canada The Canadian automotive supply chain is unaffected by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement Monday that Canada is closing its border to most non-Canadian citizens, ...

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Canadian supply chains scramble to avoid coronavirus shutdowns

‘A very small part can stop a line… every part has to be there,’ says automotive spokesperson Janyce McGregor, CBC News March 08, 2020 North American manufacturers and retailers haven’t ...

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Coronavirus: SMEs seek government help

Michel Bolduc, Radio Canada/CBC March 4, 2020 The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is asking Ottawa to give small and medium-sized businesses a delay in paying their taxes this year because of...

FILE PHOTO:    Factory employees are seen working in the plant of General Motors in the city of Silao, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico in this November 25, 2008 file photo.   REUTERS/Henry Romero/Files
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USMCA update puts Canada in the role of labour watchdog for Mexico

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada March 2, 2020 Late changes made to the new North American trade pact place Canada into the role of an “honest broker” to assess whether Mexico’s manufacturing operations compl...

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Why Canadian automakers should accelerate their electric vehicle capabilities

Auto industry faces dramatic risks from the global transition to electric vehicles and it could soon start impacting jobs, according to a new report Kevin Martine, Financial Post February 14, 2020 Canada’s gas-...