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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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U.S., Canadian execs lobby for USMCA relief

John Irwin, Automotive News March 15, 2021 Auto execs on both sides of the border are asking Biden administration to alter last administration’s stringent interpretation of North American trade provisions...

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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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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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Canada-U.S. collaborations as companies turn to EV

The Mike Farwell Show, 570 News (Kitchener) February 18, 2021 Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, explains how there is room for Canada-U.S. collaboration as companies tu...

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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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Businesses concerned over ‘vaccination gap’ between Canada, U.S.

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star February 10, 2021 The Canada-based Automobile Parts Manufacturers Association is reaching out to American trade and industry officials in the White House this week to alert them to th...

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Biden’s Buy America policy challenging but not devastating

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star January 27, 2021 Automotive industry observers said the Buy American policy announced by President Joe Biden this week will present some challenges but won’t cripple Southern Ontario’...