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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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Manufacturing workers in Ontario COVID-19 hot spots to get vaccinated

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada April 7, 2021 Some of Ontario’s auto sector will get a vaccine sooner rather than later, and that pleases Flavio Volpe and the APMA. Ontario will vaccinate workers in &...

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Pandemic rules are choking the industry

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 29, 2021 Ontario, the country’s biggest retail market and home to all auto assembly and the vast majority of suppliers, has been locked down twice and remains under the...

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Special Interview with Flavio Volpe of APMA

Jon Liedtke, Rose City Politics March 20, 2021 In this special interview, Jon chats with Auto Parts Manufacturer’s Association President Flavio Volpe about the industry’s COVID-19 response, Project ...

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The Canada-U.S. border’s been shut down for a year — and there’s no reopening plan

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...

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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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Seven days that shook Canada: How the COVID-19 crisis escalated suddenly last March

Eric Andrew-Gee, The Globe and Mail March 6, 2021 A year ago, Canadians who saw the coronavirus as an overseas problem got a rude awakening as fatalities began, flights were cancelled, markets tumbled, and lock...