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Manufacturing workers in Ontario COVID-19 hot spots to get vaccinated

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada April 7, 2021 Some of Ontario’s auto sector will get a vaccine sooner rather than later, and that pleases Flavio Volpe and the APMA. Ontario will vaccinate workers in &...

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Pandemic rules are choking the industry

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 29, 2021 Ontario, the country’s biggest retail market and home to all auto assembly and the vast majority of suppliers, has been locked down twice and remains under the...

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Canada envisions an EV battery corridor

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada March 29, 2021 Canada seeks to be a one-stop shop for battery manufacturing. Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s APMA, said the country must overcome a startup hurdle to...

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Meet the student design team behind Project Arrow

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada March 5, 2021 Four Ottawa students were inspired by the nation’s natural beauty and ideals to design what could become the world’s first all-Canadian zero-emission concept veh...

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Windsor, Ont., eyes $2B EV battery plant as province aims to be electric ‘hub of the future’

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada February 26, 2021 The southwestern Ontario city of Windsor, with the help of the federal and provincial governments, is in hot pursuit of a $2-billion electric-vehicle batter...

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Canadians should remain on guard when it comes to trade under Biden

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada February 25, 2021 After four years marked by tariff threats, trade fights and vitriolic tweets from Donald Trump, the administration of President Joe Biden is expected to brin...

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Parts association asks U.S. president to help Canada secure vaccines

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada February 12, 2021 The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) is so “genuinely worried” by Canada’s slow pace of COVID-19 inoculation it has taken to almost beggin...

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Parts association’s new online program addresses shortage in skilled trades

Paul Brent, Automotive News Canada January 13, 2021 The Ontario auto parts industry is launching a new digital skills training platform this spring to address the growing shortage of skilled trades workers in t...

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Auto advocate Navdeep Bains steps down as industry minister, won’t seek re-election

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 12, 2021 One of the auto industry’s most important federal government liaisons is leaving his post. Navdeep Bains, stepped down as innovation minister Tuesday and doe...

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APMA issues RFP on Project Arrow and expects 200 Canadian suppliers to respond

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 11, 2021 The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) has issued its request for proposal to suppliers who want to be part of Project Arrow, an all-Canadian...