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The rebirth of the automotive sector makes Ontario the envy of North America

Flavio Volpe (Contributor), Toronto Star November 6th, 2020 Its no secret that I love cars. I like things with wheels, motors and sinewy designs that cheat the wind and stir the soul. I like cars that connect...

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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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GM-Honda Alliance presents opportunities to local suppliers

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star September 4, 2020 Canadian Association of Mold Makers chair Mike Bilton said southern Ontario’s automotive supply chain is in ‘prime position’ to take advantage of the newly announced...

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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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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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Flavio Volpe joins Arlene Bynon

December 19th, 2019 Flavio Volpe (President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association) joined the Arlene Bynon show to discuss the end of automotive production for GM in Oshawa, Ontario.

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Potential end to GM strike in US is good news for Southwestern Ontario companies

TREVOR WILHELM, Windsor Star October 16, 2019 A tentative deal following the bitter month-long General Motors strike in the U.S. has brought hope that 120 laid-off auto parts workers in the Windsor area could s...

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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...