Dene Moore, Automotive News Canada August 30, 2021 While Canada has opened its border to vaccinated Americans, pandemic restrictions on nonessential travel into the U.S. have been extended until at least Sept. 21. “The effective reopening for cross-border travel for the vaccinated has been helpful,” Volpe said. But manufacturers have been forced into temporary shutdowns […]
Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada July 22, 2021 The supply front is prepping for a pent-up demand. Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, says Canadian suppliers are poised to benefit from this demand for new vehicles in the United States. Watch here (@2:39).
Automotive News Canada July 19, 2021 Flavio Volpe, head of the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, said that while Monday’s announcement doesn’t directly address the definition of essential workers, “vaccination is essentially a free pass.” Read the article here.
Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada June 28, 2021 Starting July 5, quarantine requirements will be lifted for travellers fully vaccinated with a Health Canada-authorized vaccine. The change “in and of itself, solves all of our problems when it comes to Canadian nationals who need to travel for business,” said Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association President Flavio […]
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 regularly,” said Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, in a statement. Read the article here.
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. It’s important,” Flavio Volpe, head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said of the government’s decision to at least look at making […]
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, said Flavio Volpe. Volpe, who heads Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said sector is not pushing for a complete reopening of the border. “We’re […]
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 here. (@1:50)
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’ Association said repeated attempts to get Public Safety Minister Bill Blair to talk went unanswered, as did a letter sent five months ago. […]
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 auto industry fret over the economic impact of the ongoing restrictions. New York Congressman Brian Higgins on Feb. 24 wrote to U.S. […]