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Hon. Navdeep Bains: Mining Gives Canada a Competitive Advantage in Electric Vehicle Market

Navdeep Bains, Policy Options September 17, 2020 Canada is already on the leading edge of research into zero-emission vehicles. Our natural resources, used in ZEV batteries, give us another leg up. For decades,...

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Assembly-plant outlook is grim despite supplier optimism

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 11, 2020 When it comes to the competitiveness of the Canadian auto sector, it might be the best of times and the worst of times. Talk with many Canadian suppliers an...

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Ontario Preparing People for Careers in the Auto and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors

Office of the Premier August 31st, 2020 TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $9.3 million in 11 training projects to help approximately 2,000 students and job seekers prepare for auto and advanced manu...

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Despite COVID-19, auto sector officials cautiously optimistic

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star August 28, 2020 The strong rebound in vehicle sales, as well as automakers moving ahead again with planned programs, make Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association president Flavio V...

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Applications open for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP)

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade August 18, 2020 Toronto — The Ontario government is launching the next round of applications for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP). An...

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Border closure not expected to affect production, supply chains or dealer stock

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 18, 2020 North American auto production and dealer inventory shouldn’t be affected by the mutually agreed upon decision by Canada and the United States to close its bor...

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Local auto sector capable of meeting emergency need for medical equipment

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star March 18, 2020 Borrowing a page from World War II history, Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association president Flavio Volpe is suggesting Ontario’s automotive supply chain can help C...

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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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Auto industry could shift to make ventilators

ADAM BEHSUDI, Politico March 18, 2019 General Motors is studying whether to retool its shuttered production lines to make ventilators and other needed medical equipment to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, c...

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Parts makers plan all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicle

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 8, 2020 Canadian auto suppliers aim to build and unveil by 2022 a zero-emissions concept car made entirely of parts and software sourced at home. Project Arrow is int...