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Ontario approaches Michigan about possibility of essential workers getting vaccinated stateside

May 5, 2021 Ontario’s proposal “reflects the fact that it’s in everyone’s best interest to arrange safe, predictable passage for critical staff and truck drivers who cross the border reg...

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Ottawa mulls exempting auto workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown

The Canadian Press April 8, 2021 Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau says Ottawa is looking at expanding the categories of essential workers allowed to travel across the Canada-U.S. border. “This is good news...

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After industry outcry, Ottawa agrees to clarify cross-border travel rules for autoworkers

Katie Simpson and Alexander Panetta, CBC News March 16, 2021 Public Safety Minister Bill Blair committed to performing a quick review of the policy during a virtual meeting with auto-sector representatives, sai...

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Canada/US border: Auto industry

As It Happens with Carol Off and Chris Howden March 15, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, talks about the auto sectors hope for clarification of border restrictions on essential business travel. Listen...

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The Canada-U.S. border’s been shut down for a year — and there’s no reopening plan

Alexander Panetta, CBC News March 15, 2021 One-year anniversary of travel restrictions is coming with no sign of a road map for returning to normal. Flavio Volpe of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers...

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Auto groups, U.S. politician want border partially open by May 21

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 12, 2021 Calls to open the Canada-U.S. border to more than just essential travel are growing louder in both countries, as politicians and groups within the Canadian aut...

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Canada did better than the U.S. against the coronavirus, but now it’s lagging in vaccinations

Amanda Coletta, The Washington Post March 11, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said the border restrictions have made it difficult for technical specialists to s...

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Auto-parts makers want quarantine exemptions for cross-border workers

Peter Shurman, 640 Toronto March 9, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, discusses issues with border restrictions and the need for smarter border treatment of essential business travel. Listen here (@ 24:...

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Windsor-Essex auto parts makers demand clarity after ‘essential’ border-crossing issues

Rich Garton, CTV News Windsor March 9, 2021 Flavio Volpe, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association president, describes the consequences of not giving clear instructions to border guards on essential travel....