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‘Brutal education’: Inside the mad rush to make masks to battle COVID-19

By Naomi Powell, Financial Post April 3, 2020  Overnight it seems, garment manufacturers, packaging suppliers and autoparts makers have turned their attention to goods that were once the domain of specialty med...

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Canadian auto parts makers team up to build ventilators with three companies

Magna, Linamar and Martinrea reach agreement with the province Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 27, 2020 Three of Canada’s largest auto parts manufacturers, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association and...

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Canadian auto suppliers in talks to build ventilators, masks during coronavirus crisis

‘If we can get the drawings and the technical guidance, we’re ready and willing to help’ Naomi Powell, Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 19, 2020 Canadian automotive industry leaders and governmen...

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Ford, GM to temporarily close Canadian auto plants to curb coronavirus spread, Martinrea eyes layoffs

Vanmala Subramaniam, Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 18, 2020 Less than 24 hours after the United Auto Workers union called for the temporary shutdown of auto factories across North America, two of the Big ...

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Why Canadian automakers should accelerate their electric vehicle capabilities

Auto industry faces dramatic risks from the global transition to electric vehicles and it could soon start impacting jobs, according to a new report Kevin Martine, Financial Post February 14, 2020 Canada’s gas-...

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First all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicle a response to PM’s innovation call

To be launched by 2022, Project Arrow will draw on Canadian expertise and resources to meet the carbon-neutral challenge Naomi Powell, Financial Post January 7, 2020 The first all-Canadian zero-emissions concep...

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Canadian auto workers await ratification of GM-UAW deal

Company said to have lost US$2 billion over duration of strike, while workers gave up as much as US$4,000 Emily Jackson, Financial Post October 16, 2019 Thousands of Canadian auto workers could return to work a...

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Prolonged GM strike will likely delay ratification of new NAFTA

Flavio Volpe on the effect of the General Motors strike, its union and the future of USMCA Larysa Harapyn, Financial Post September 18, 2019 Flavio Volpe, President of the Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Associatio...

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Production cut, temporary layoffs at GM Oshawa as U.S. strike continues

Emily Jackson, Financial Post September 18, 2019 General Motors Co. temporarily laid off about 1,200 employees and cut production in half at its plant in Oshawa, Ont. in response to the auto workers strike in t...

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‘There’s not a hope in hell Canada will escape negative impacts of a U.S. strike on GM’

Canadian partsmakers, dealers will be first to feel the hit — and as soon as this week Naomi Powell, Financial Post September 16, 2019 A strike against General Motors’ American factories would deliver a blow to...