Ford contract opens up new avenues to future of auto industry

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star September 29, 2020 Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association President Flavio Volpe called Unifor’s new contract with Ford Canada a transformational moment in the domestic auto industry. “The impact of this is comparable to when Toyota opened a green field plant in 2007,” Volpe said. “We’ve had a lot of healthy investments in […]

Courtesy of Ford, Canada’s EV moment has suddenly arrived. Are governments ready for it?

Adam Radwanski, The Globe and Mail September 26, 2020 Suddenly, Canada has a foothold in one of the world’s fastest-growing and most pivotal clean-technology sectors. Only days ago, being a player any time soon in making electric vehicles seemed preposterous. Ontario’s manufacturing heartland, despite its proud automaking history, had been passed over for new investments […]

Ford, Unifor reach tentative deal that includes $1.95B investment, union says

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 22, 2020 Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $1.95 billion in its Canadian operations and build five electric vehicles in Oakville, Ont., beginning in 2025, Unifor President Jerry Dias said today. The announcement comes as part of a tentative three-year contract the union and Ford agreed to early Tuesday […]