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 Canada, the move could end up hurting Americans instead, warns the head of the association representing Canada’s aluminum producers. … Flavio Volpe, president of […]

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 days of potential life-saving ventilators, once it gets final instructions from the federal government. Countries are scrambling to avoid the nightmarish scenario […]

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 yet experienced widespread disruptions from the coronavirus outbreak. But contingency plans are in effect for industries that use Chinese suppliers — which, these days, means […]

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 2022. The company made the announcement at an event at its Cambridge, Ont., facility on Monday. Currently the […]

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 Automobiles cancels the third shift on Sept. 30, 2019.FCA announced its decision to indefinitely terminate the third shift Thursday afternoon. There are approximately […]

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 Tuesday. The new measures take effect with the rest of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade deal on Dec. 30. North […]