Ford government unveils auto strategy details Wednesday

Brian Lilley, Toronto Sun  November 16, 2021 Every automaker present in Canada is committed to future EV production. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, said he welcomes the Ford government’s announcement. Read article here. 

Now it’s Biden, not Trump, giving Trudeau grief

Record Editorial, Waterloo Region Record November 15, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, says the proposed incentives are “a bigger threat than anything pointed at us by Donald Trump.” Read article here.

Zero-emission vehicles are table stakes

Hon. Lisa Raitt, The Raitt Stuff, CIBC Podcast November 15, 2021 Flavio Volpe, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association president, discusses zero-emission vehicles, Canada’s position in the electric vehicle space, Buy American provisions in the U.S., Project Arrow, and the infrastructure required to support electric vehicles. Listen here.

Concerns ahead of Three Amigos

CTV National News November 15, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association in Canada, discusses the Three Amigos summit & the Buy American plan. “This isn’t an executive order from a crazy president, this is a rational actor using a congressional instrument to put into place something that is immediately injurious.” Watch here.

Team Trudeau wakes up to American protectionist threat

Brian Lilly, Toronto Sun November 12, 2021 If Canada and Mexico joined the U.S. in offering matching tax breaks but within a North America-made context, it would help secure more than 750,000 American jobs in the parts industry, says Flavio Volpe, APMA president.  Read article here.

Ontario’s auto industry needs Trudeau’s help in Washington

Brian Lilley November 10, 2021 As U.S. President Joe Biden continues to back a budget bill that could have crippling effects on the Canadian auto sector, Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, says “We need to offer a North American-made incentive.” Read article here. 

Auto manufacturer’s jobs

Moore in the Morning, Newstalk 1010 November 10, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, describes the effect on the future of jobs if the 3,163-employee Chrysler plant in Brampton were to close following the shift from muscle cars to electric vehicles.  Listen here.