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How new American tariffs on Canadian aluminum could backfire

Janyce McGregor, Alexander Panetta, CBC News June 24, 2020 If the Trump administration buys the argument that Canadian aluminum exports have surged and slaps a 10 per cent tariff back on products imported from ...

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Auto parts factories retool to make medical equipment, while worry grows over sector’s future

Nick Purdon & Leonardo Palleja, CBC News May 3, 2020 … Flavio Volpe is the president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association — he represents 300 companies. He says the only way Canadians we...

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Company set to crank out ventilators, awaiting final go-ahead from Ottawa

In rush to avoid nightmare scenario unfolding in Italian hospitals, world scrambles to make breathing machines Alexander Panetta, CBC News March 22, 2020 A Canadian company says it can ramp up production within...

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Can’t ‘snap your fingers’: Manufacturers could face time, money challenges making masks, ventilators

Hand sanitizer not as hard to make for distilleries, other companies like LVMH Mark Gollom, CBC News March 20, 2020 For Toronto-based Spirit of York Distillery Co., transforming from a gin and vodka manufacturi...

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Canadian supply chains scramble to avoid coronavirus shutdowns

‘A very small part can stop a line… every part has to be there,’ says automotive spokesperson Janyce McGregor, CBC News March 08, 2020 North American manufacturers and retailers haven’t ...

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‘We could not have got a better deal’: New NAFTA means more work, more security, says expert

CBC News, January 28 ‘If someone says that we can improve it, I challenge them to quantify it,’ says Flavio Volpe The president of the association that represents Canadian automotive parts manufactu...

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Toyota to build Lexus NX luxury SUV at Ontario assembly plant

Company currently makes RAV4 crossover in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ont. CBC News Apr 26, 2019 Toyota will soon build a new vehicle in Canada, adding the Lexus NX luxury SUV to its Ontario assembly plants as of ...

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Feeder plants to feel the pinch with FCA’s Windsor Assembly Plant losing third shift

‘What Chrysler does, we follow suit,’ Syncreon Automotive worker saysCBC News March 29, 2019Two feeder plants for the Windsor Assembly Plant are waiting to find out what will happen once Fiat Chrysler Automobil...

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Huawei exec’s arrest halting Chinese firms’ Canadian expansion plans, says auto sector spokesman

Federal government announces a stop to all further tourism advertising in China on temporary basis Peter Zimonjic, Katie Simpson, CBC News Dec 17, 2018 Several Chinese automakers planning to expand production i...

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Canada quietly concludes additional auto talks with Japan

Janyce McGregor, CBC News Dec 15, 2018 Canada and Japan have agreed to additional trade rules on motor vehicle safety and environmental standards, according to a side letter tabled in the House of Commons Tue...