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Canada Emerges As An EV Powerhouse

Autoline This Week 2508, Autoline Network March 12, 2021 A year ago, the future of the Canadian auto industry looked doubtful. But then GM, Ford and Stellantis announced billions of dollars in investments to ma...

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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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Canadian auto-parts makers seek travel quarantine exemption for cross-border workers

Stephen Chase, The Globe and Mail March 9, 2021 Auto-parts makers say their employees are facing increasing difficulties crossing the Canada-U.S. border, with many being ordered into quarantine after essential ...

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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....

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Vying for Canada’s flagship battery manufacturing facility: proposals brewing in Quebec, B.C. and Ontario

Emma Jarratt, Electric Autonomy Canada March 5, 2021 Canada’s potential hockey stick moment in the electric mobility supply chain is coming to a head. We examine the critical role battery manufacturing plays an...

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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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What’s the ideal made for Canada vehicle?

Charles Adler Tonight February 23, 2021 Flavio Volpe, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association President, discusses the ideal Canadian car for a Canadian winter and the APMA’s Project Arrow. Listen below. &n...

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China, Europe winning EV ‘battery arms race,’ House committee told

Carl Meyer, Ottawa Insider February 23rd 2021 The House of Commons natural resources committee has embarked on a study of “critical minerals” in Canada — a term referring to the raw materials like lithium, nick...

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Saskatoon dreamin’: What does a car truly made for all of Canada’s winters look like?

Doug Firby, Special to The Globe and Mail February 23, 2021 As much as having “world cars” – built on common platforms for markets everywhere – makes economic sense, there is one big drawback: None is designed ...